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W.E.B. DuBois was on of America’s earliest black skeptics. While growing up under strong religious precepts, it would be at Harvard that he would loosen the grasp that Christianity had on his mind; by the time he’d returned to America from his studies in Europe, DuBois had developed a not so “black” view of religion.
As a matter of fact, when DuBois took a job at Wilberforce University in Ohio in 1894, he immediately “irked his superiors by refusing to lead students in public prayer.” He would later write that he “increasingly regarded the church as an institution which defended such evils as slavery, color cast, exploitation of labor and war.”
Zora Neal Hurston, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Cheikh Anta Diop, all of these beautiful are among the many American Blacks who have made serious inquiry into the relationship between our people and the faith that has propped us up for so long.
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