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00:00:02 - Personal background / religious life in Hazard, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: I am now visiting in the home of Oscar Crawford, who is a minister in Hazard, Kentucky.

Segment Synopsis: Crawford discusses his how he came to be in Hazard, Kentucky. He also describes the local church community.

Keywords: Black churches; Black community; Church members; College; Hazard (Ky.); Lined hymns; Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; Reverends; Singing

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African Americans--Recreation; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social life and customs

00:04:43 - Lined hymns in local churches

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Partial Transcript: The hymns are, are fairly localized to this area.

Segment Synopsis: Crawford discusses the power and importance of hymns to the Black community.

Keywords: Church; Church services; Hazard (Ky.); Hymns; Religious music; Religious worship; Singing; Songs; Spirituals

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American older people; African American singers; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social life and customs; Music

00:10:15 - Black preaching / music in the Black church

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Partial Transcript: There is an art to Black preaching.

Segment Synopsis: Crawford discusses Black preaching and the importance of music to the Black church experience.

Keywords: "Amazing Grace"; Black preachers; Christianity; Church services; Congregation; Hymns; Metered singing; Religious music; Sermons; Singing

Subjects: African American clergy; African American preaching; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions

00:15:07 - Pastorate at Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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Partial Transcript: It depends on what the needs of my congregation are.

Segment Synopsis: Crawford discusses his own personal style of ministry. He also describes the importance of Black culture and music.

Keywords: Black culture; Church services; Congregation; Hymns; Preaching; Religious music; Singing

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social life and customs; African diaspora in art

00:19:46 - Local Black community

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Partial Transcript: What is ha--what is, what is the situation with--economic situation here with Blacks?

Segment Synopsis: Crawford discusses the economic conditions of the local Black community.

Keywords: Appalachia; Black community; Education; Hazard (Ky.); Local economy; Neighbors; Poverty; Quality of life; Segregated communities; Segregation; Young people

Subjects: African American clergy; African American youth; African Americans--Economic conditions; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Social conditions; Appalachian Region; Education--Kentucky