Hush Harbors were primarily located in places like swamps or ravines, ditches and thickets. Because of the fear of being caught and brutally punished, enslaved Africans rarely held these clandestine church services in the same place.

Hush Harbors &
Decolonial Theory Bibliography

Research Paper on Hush Harbors

“Places of Power and Promise: A Pilgrimage Into the Enslaved African Hush Harbor” by Rev. Whitney Wilkinson Arreche, ThD Candidate, Duke Divinity School 

Models of Underground Church

This event, held in September of 2018 in Greensboro, NC at the Beloved Community Center, was a conversation between two elder radical Christian organizers - Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra and Rev. Dr. Nelson Johnson - on the base ecclesial community movement of the Global South and the antebellum hush harbor movement of the US South. 

Models of Underground Church, Part 1

Models of Underground Church, Part 2

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