LISTEN: Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean, Part 1; An Arena of Political Life; Lack of a Proper Male Image (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #44 with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Our Scripture verse for today is Romans 5:10 which reads: “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”

Our History of Black Americans and the Black Church quote for today is from Lee June, a professor at Michigan State University and the author of the book, “Yet With A Steady Beat: The Black Church through a Psychological and Biblical Lens.” He continues discussing statements which are frequently heard in the black church which he calls “innocent but dangerous.”

Our first topic for today is titled “Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean, Part 1” from the book, “From Slavery to Freedom” by John Hope Franklin.

The slave trade became a tremendously important factor in european economic life primarily because of developments in the New World. The trade in men and women would have remained inconsequential had it been confined to the importation of a few servants into Europe. Its growth came as the colonies in the New World increased and manifested a pressing need for labor to do the job of clearing the land and tilling the fields.

Our second topic for today is “The Negro Church: A Nation Within a Nation, Part 13” from The Negro Church in America by E. Franklin Frazier.

— An Arena of Political Life, Continued

During the Reconstruction period a number of outstanding leaders in the Baptist and in the other Methodist denominations became outstanding as leaders of Negroes in politics. Bishop James W. Hood of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was elected president of a convention of Negroes in North Carolina which was perhaps the first political convention called by Negroes after they gained their freedom.

Our third and final topic for today is from “The Black Church in the U.S.: Its Origin, Growth, Contributions, and Outlook” by Dr. William A. Banks.

Today we are looking at part 13 of Chapter 4: “Reconstruction and Retaliation — 1866 to 1914”


The high degree of mobility in the slave trade accentuated the moral vacuum. This, combined with the lack of self-respect felt by men who had little or no opportunity to constructively express their manhood, further lessened the black man’s role. Being head of the home should not create pride or feelings of superiority in the male. Rather, it is a matter of function. God made Adam first, not Eve.

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

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