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Abstract

The marked progress of the Negro in America in which the church has been a factor has been of three general types. The first is intra-group advancement in such phases of life as education and wealth. The second is inter-group adjustments between the Negro population and the white population in such matters as economic relationships, citizenship rights and privileges, interracial contacts and fellowship. There is a third type of progress which touches both the internal and external life of the Negro group such as the cultural contributions of Negroes which have gradually been incorporated into our common life. There are, of course, the emotional attitudes, the growing group solidarity and consciousness, the development of moral customs and similar mental and social factors which the church has profoundly influenced but which are not measurable by the data and objective tests now available.

 

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