The deep community roots of the Black church

Rev. Nazim Fakir and his wife Rev. LaToyna Fakir
Reverend Nazim Fakir and his wife Rev. LaToyna Fakir, pastors at St. Peter's AME Church in Minneapolis, Minn., joined others at St. James AME Church in St. Paul, Minn. to pray for the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina killings Thursday, June 18, 2015.
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The violence at Emanuel Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina highlighted the importance of the church in communities of color.

We wanted to understand more about why the Black church has always occupied a unique place in communities of color. Two guests joined MPR News' Kerri Miller to talk about the origin of the Black church and what role it serves today.

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