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Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
William Ferris (Project Director: July 1972 to present)

The Black Religious Service

A documentary film and detailed written study on the black religious service in the Mississippi Delta. The film includes communion, the conversion experience, baptism in ponds, and funerals. Emphasis is placed on chanted sermons and music.

Project fields:
Folklore and Folklife

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1972 – 9/30/1972