A conversation on the history of the Black Church between New Hampshire Humanities Public Programs Director Dr. Tricia Peone and Dr. Vaughn Booker, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and African American History at Dartmouth College in connection with a screening of Henry Louis Gates' PBS documentary, The Black Church.
Umi's Archive is a multipart, multimedia research project that digs deep into the life of one woman, Amina Amatul Haqq (1950-2017), neé Audrey Weeks, to explore the meanings of being Black in the world. Umi’s Archive launched as a “(re)claimed space where we remember and dream” in 2021 with a six-part online exhibition series curated by scholar-artist-activist, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer.
Todne Thomas, Assistant Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School, discusses her recent publication, Kincraft: The Making of Black Evangelical Sociality. Judith Casselberry (Bowdoin College) and Soong-Chan Rah (North Park University) served as respondents.
This event was sponsored by the American Society of Church History and cosponsored by the University of Minnesota‘s Departments of History, Religious Studies, and African American and African Studies, along with the CLA Office of Public Engagement.
Moderators: Katharine Gerbner (University of Minnesota) and Sylvester Johnson (Virginia Tech). Panelists: J. Kameron Carter (Indiana University), Dianne Stewart (Emory University), Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh (Stanford University).
Nicole Myers Turner, author of Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia (UNC, 2020), discussed her book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era, who hosted this event and provided the video.
Presented by Melanee Harvey, PhD, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Art History at Howard University. Martha S. Jones, PhD, the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at the Johns Hopkins University moderated the question and answer period.
Lerone Martin appears on the Radio Survivor podcast to discuss the fascinating history of African-American preachers who distributed their sermons on 78rpm records during a time when they had limited access to the radio in the 1920s-1940s.
Part of the Jews, Race, and Religion series at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, this presentation focuses on early twentieth-century congregations in Harlem in which members claimed Ethiopian Hebrew heritage and navigated race and religion among Black Christians and Jews of European descent.
Judith Weisenfeld in conversation with Eddie S. Glaude about her book New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (NYU 2016) in an episode of Princeton's AAS21 Podcast.
Exploring Omar, was a free discussion series as part of the Spoleto Festival’s education and community engagement arm.The hourlong chats, held virtually via YouTube Live, expanded on the historical context and cultural significance of Omar, Spoleto’s upcoming world premiere opera written by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels and based on the life of Omar Ibn Said. Each discussion featured expert panelists and moderators in the fields of religion, education, culture, and the arts, creating connections between Omar and modern-day ideas. Exploring Omar events were free to attend and took place online.
Developed by Dr. Kayla Renée Wheeler, "The goal of this project is to provide teachers, professors, researchers, journalists, and people interested in learning more about Islam with resources on Black Muslims to promote a more inclusive approach to the study of Islam."
"The Black Cemetery Network [BCN] was founded in response to the national call to action to raise awareness about the issue of erasure and silencing of black cemeteries throughout the U.S." Antoinette T. Jackson, PhD is the BCN founder and director.
The site includes a virtual archive and other resources about Black cemeteries in the U.S.