We've Come This Far: Abyssinian Baptist Church

We've Come This Far: Abyssinian Baptist Church

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584790273
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.37(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.62(d)

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