This collection of essays examines how and in what ways African Americans have navigated the contested terrain of religious freedom in America. The essays present novel interpretations of religious freedom critically informed by African American culture, history, ideas and religious experiences. This publication was made possible through the generous support of The Henry Luce Foundation.
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Contributor Charles C. Haynes is vice president of the Freedom Forum Institute, founding director of the Religious Freedom Center and a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center. He writes and speaks extensively on religious liberty and religion in American public life. Listed below are his most recent columns with “Inside the First Amendment.”