Hard Rock casino exhibit illuminates history of Black churches

From the time 400 years ago when enslaved Africans were first forced to American shores, the beliefs they brought with them and the conditions they found here have influenced Black worship. “Africans came to America with our own religions, customs and cultures,” said Anne Glapion, of Egg Harbor Township, the volunteer curator of “This Little Light of Mine: The Black Church,” an exhibit that opened Friday outside the Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The exhibit will be on display through Sunday and again Feb. 26.