The central and foundational role of the Black church over four centuries of the African-American experience is scrutinized and celebrated in this epic-length documentary from producer/host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The shaping of faith traditions from Africa into a form of Christianity wholly it's own, and the evolution of the worship space, are examined; perspectives are shared by Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Cornel West, Rev. Al Sharpton, many others. 4 hrs. On 2 discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.