The Black Church in Detroit: The Black church’s role in Black politics, elections

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, “The Black Church in Detroit” series examines the political power of the Black church.

Host Stephen Henderson talks with Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony of Fellowship Chapel and Rev. Charles E. Williams II, senior pastor at Historic King Solomon Baptist Church and president of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network, about the church’s role in getting people to vote, its influence on key issues like voter suppression, Black representation in Congress, and prominent political leaders from the Black church.

Additionally, the ministers and Henderson discuss the importance of the Black Church in helping to get “souls to the polls” and encouraging those who have demonstrated against racial and social injustice to take the next step by getting out the vote for the people who will bring change.