The Color of Compromise

In August of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, calling on all Americans to view others not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Yet King included another powerful word, one that is often overlooked. Warning against the "tranquilizing drug of gradualism," King emphasized the fierce urgency of now, the need to resist the status quo and take immediate action.

King's call to action, first issued over fifty years ago, is relevant for the church in America today. Churches remain racially segregated and are largely ineffective in addressing complex racial challenges. In The Color of Compromise Video Study, Jemar Tisby takes us back to the root of this injustice in the American church, highlighting the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about progress between black and white people.

12 sessions
Duration: 3:53:31

Sessions

The Color of Compromise - Session 1 - The Color of Compromise

Duration: 17:16

The Color of Compromise - Session 2 - Making Race in the Colonial Era

Duration: 23:15

The Color of Compromise - Session 3 - Understanding Liberty in the Age of Revolution and Revival

Duration: 20:20

The Color of Compromise - Session 4 - Institutionalizing Race in the Antebellum Era

Duration: 24:10

The Color of Compromise - Session 5 - Defending Slavery at the Onset of the Civil War

Duration: 19:20

The Color of Compromise - Session 6 - Reconstructing White Supremacy in the Jim Crow Era

Duration: 15:30

The Color of Compromise - Session 7 - Remembering the Complicity in the North

Duration: 19:14

The Color of Compromise - Session 8 - Compromising with Racism during the Civil Rights Movement

Duration: 25:36

The Color of Compromise - Session 9 - Organizing the Religious Right at the End of the Twentieth Century

Duration: 19:59

The Color of Compromise - Session 10 - Reconsidering Racial Reconciliation in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Duration: 23:34

The Color of Compromise - Session 11 - The Fierce Urgency of Now

Duration: 20:07

The Color of Compromise - Session 12 - Be Strong and Courageous

Duration: 5:10

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