Exhibit highlights blacks’ connection to Scripture

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william johnson's jesus and the three marys

William H. Johnson's 'Jesus and the Three Marys' (c. 1939-1940) - A new exhibit at New York's Museum of Biblical Art makes one point clear and inescapable: Biblical narratives and imagery have been an underlining constant in the life of African-American Christians. RNS photo courtesy Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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NEW YORK (RNS) One fact is unmistakable after seeing a new exhibit of African American art at New York's Museum of Biblical Art: Biblical narratives have been the key constant in the lives of African-American Christians.