What Are Some Powerful Sermons Preached by Prominent Black Ministers?


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"De Sun Do Move" by Reverend Jasper John, Jeremiah Wright's sermon about Hope, and Calvin Butt's sermon following the Charleston church massacre are all powerful sermons by prominent black ministers. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered many forceful sermons, including "Rediscovering Lost Values" and "Guidelines for a Constructive Church."

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Calvin Butt's sermon after the Charleston shooting and many of Martin Luther King's most famous speeches tackled the subjects of inequality and racial violence in America. These lectures were used to inspire parishioners to work to build a more just society.

Jeremiah Wright's sermon about hope was delivered in 1990, and was inspired by the G.F. Watts painting titled "Hope." A central phrase from the sermon, "the audacity to hope," inspired President Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope."

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