The first drive-in theater opened in New Jersey in 1933 and by 1942, two had opened in Alabama, one in Birmingham and another in Montgomery, according to the book "Drive in Theaters: A History from Their Inception in 1933." They were owned by Auto Movies Amusement Co.
Let's take a look at some early drive-ins we'd love to have back (Note: This list is made up of those with available photos. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies responded about p.m.
The church contains in full the kindness and cruelty, the fierce intelligence and the shocking ignorance, the struggles and successes, the love and yes, the bitterness and bias that make up the black experience in America.
Eventually Obama broke with Wright and left Trinity, but his speech illuminated the role of the black church in the African American experience.
For the next 200 years, the slave trade exported slaves from Angola, Ghana, Senegal and other parts of West Africa to America's South.
Here they provided the hard manual labor that supported the South's biggest crops: cotton and tobacco.
In the 1500s, the Portuguese conquered both kingdoms and carried Catholicism to West Africa.
Many worshipped in established, predominantly white congregations, but by the late 18th century, blacks had begun to congregate in self-help and benevolent associations called African Societies.
No story spoke more powerfully to slaves than the story of Exodus, with its themes of bondage and liberation brought by a righteous and powerful God who would one day set them free.
Remarkably, a few black preachers in the South succeeded in establishing independent black churches.
In the 1780s, a slave named Andrew Bryan preached to a small group of slaves in Savannah, Ga. Despite persecution and harassment, the church grew, and by 1790 it became the First African Baptist Church of Savannah.
In time, a Second and a Third African Church were formed, also led by black pastors.