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The Secret Religion of the Slaves

The religion of the slaves was both visible and invisible, formally organized and spontaneously adapted. Regular Sunday worship in the local church was paralleled by illicit, or at least informal, pra

Negro Spirituals

This site is devoted to traditional African American spirituals, and some information is given about the early Gospel songs.

The Islamic Legacy of Timbuktu

The caravan of Sultan Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali Empire, snaked its way through the scorching heat of the central Sahara on its long return from the 1324 pilgrimage to Makkah. Eight thousand soldie

African Religion

Texts on the traditional spirituality of Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as their descendants in the New World.