Friday, February 28, 2014
#BlackChurch Activism in the Digital Era
The Black church has been central to every major political and social movement in the African American community. Civil Rights activist, Ella Baker was critical of the male-led, hierarchical and messianic leadership-style of the Black Church and Civil Rights organizations. Baker called for a more collective form of leadership called participatory democracy. As social media begins to democratize communication and give voice to the voiceless; What will be the impact of social media on the future Black Church activism in the digital era?