The History of Black Evangelicals and American Politics – AAIHS

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During the 2016 presidential election cycle, pundits and pollsters discussed the “evangelical” vote and whether the Republican candidate—a twice-divorced casino owner who swore with ease—would hold onto these stalwart supporters of the GOP. In the aftermath of the election, it turned out that white evangelical voters continued their decades-long trend of siding with Republicans. Lost in this discussion before the election and still absent in the history of evangelicals and politics were African American evangelicals—as well as evangelicals of color as a whole. Read More…