Bound for the Promised Land:
The Multiple Dimensions of the Church in Migrants' Lives

Picture from Sacred Space by Tom Rankin

Picture from Sacred Space by Tom Rankin

Introduction: African-American Denominations

The Southern Church and its Importance in African Americans' Lives

The Ordeal of the Southern Minister

The Role Assumed by Chicago Churches in Helping Migrants Adjust to an Urban Environment

Migrants' Reaction to Northern Church Life

Music and the Church

The Relationship Between Gospel and the Blues



Southern Church

Southern Minister

Northern Church

Migrants Reaction


Gospel and the Blues