We've Come This Far: Abyssinian Baptist Church

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They come each Sunday, three thousand strong. They fill the pews, then raise the roof. They are the congregation of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, where worshippers from all walks of life gather together to praise the Lord. From its founding almost 200 years ago, Abyssinian has flourished as the most influential center of black spiritualism in the United States. Its popularity among tourists visiting Harlem has also given Abyssinian an international reputation. In We've Come This Far, ...
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They come each Sunday, three thousand strong. They fill the pews, then raise the roof. They are the congregation of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, where worshippers from all walks of life gather together to praise the Lord. From its founding almost 200 years ago, Abyssinian has flourished as the most influential center of black spiritualism in the United States. Its popularity among tourists visiting Harlem has also given Abyssinian an international reputation. In We've Come This Far, parishioner and photographer Robert Gore documents the daily routines and dramatic events of this diverse, living church.

As much a house of progress as a house of prayer, Abyssinian has faithfully served its community since its inception in 1808, fortifying its members from pre-Civil War to post-Civil Rights America. Four maverick pastors shepherded the flock through the social and political turmoil of the twentieth century.

For the past decade, Robert Gore has been Abyssinian's official photographer. We've Come This Far reflects both his personal connection and unparalleled access to the church. Drawing on archival materials in addition to his own private library, Gore provides an intimate, exclusive look into this most powerful parish.

Author Biography: Robert L. Gore, Jr. is the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Abyssinian Baptist Church and has served as the church's official photographer for the past decade.

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Gore, a television and documentary film producer and the official photographer for Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, presents a fascinating document of one of the most famous houses of worship in New York, with striking pictures and testaments of faith from its members. He profiles the church's four visionary leaders: Adam Clayton Powell Sr. (1865-1953), Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1908-72), Samuel Dewitt Proctor (1921-97), and present pastor Calvin O. Butts III, all of whom contributed to the growth of this historic landmark. Powell Jr., who was also a congressman, was Abyssinian's most popular and controversial spokesman, with his flamboyance, charisma, and spirit of activism. Following his lead, Butts uses his pulpit to speak for the black community. Abyssinian also attracts the rich and famous: heads of state, sports stars, actors, lawyers. An enlightening resource; highly recommended for religion and photography collections. Ann Burns, "Library Journal" Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781584790273
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 9.37 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2001

    'We've Come This Far' ....just another book about a NY Landmark? NO!

    Even though at first it may seem that ¿We¿ve Come This Far¿ is a photographic journal of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church located in Harlem, you will soon find out it¿s far more then that. This book transcends Race, Creed, and Locality, and does it through some of the most amazing photographs ever seen. The book is one, which invokes Peace, Love, and Devotion defiantly something all human begins can use some more of.

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