Celebrating Black History Month #6
Several reasons account for the strong support given by African Americans to Methodism . . . First, the Methodist style and ethos of revivalism allowed for a freedom of expression that was similar to what many had experienced in African traditional religions. They were free to sing, pray, preach, testify, groan, weep, shout, and dance with an intensity of emotion that was unacceptable in many religious communions in America at that time.