Book launch of Kimberly Blockett’s new scholarly edition, "Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, Ministerial Travels, and Labours of Mrs. Elaw. Dr. Blockett." In conversation were Nyasha Junior, Judith Weisenfeld, and Denise Burgher with hosts P. Gabrielle Foreman and Shirley Moody-Turner.
Coordinated and produced by the Center for Black Digital Research, #DigBlk: Daphney Chancy, Gabrielle Sutherland, Kevin Winstead, and Genna Zagoren.
March 25, 2022
In a conversation with Eziaku Nwokocha, Claudine Michel discusses how Vodou is not simply a religious tradition, but also a philosophy, a cultural orientation, and an ethical code of being in the world. The discussion also includes reflections on how Vodou has served as a mode of resistance and offers visions for newly imagined futures using its radical pedagogy.
Center for Culture, Society, and Religion
November 15, 2021
Organized by Ahmad Greene-Hayes, the forum features pieces from Greene-Hayes, Ambre Dromgoole, James Howard Hill Jr., and Rhon S. Manigault-Bryant.
February 10-13, 2020
In fall 2020, The Immanent Frame editor Mona Oraby invited Ahmad Greene-Hayes to cocurate a conversation at the intersection of public health, US politics, and the Movement for Black Lives featuring scholars in religious studies and theology. As Greene-Hayes writes in the introductory essay, “This forum explores the white American ritual of Black death. It also ruminates on how scholars of religion reckon with antiblackness as white religion.”
Contributions from: Ahmad Greene-Hayes, Biko Mandela Gray, Rebecca A. Wilcox, Candace Jordan, Matthew J. Smith, Laura McTighe, Paul Anthony Daniels, Kijan Bloomfield, and Calvin Warren.
Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh in conversation with Joseph Stuart on the New Books Network about her book, The Souls of Womenfolk: The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South (UNC 2021).
November 15, 2021
In episode 195 of the Classical Ideas Podcast, Ambre Dromgoole, a doctoral candidate in the Departments of Religious Studies and African American Studies at Yale University, speaks with podcast host Greg Soden.
March 2, 2021
“What is African American Religion?” was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a conference hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the American Historical Association.
May 21, 2016
This episode of The Spiritual Edge podcast, hosted by Hana Baba, focuses on Abdul Raoof Nasir's experience in The Nation 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.
Created by Maya Cade, Black Film Archive is a living register of Black films. In its current iteration, it showcases Black films made from 1915 to 1979 currently streaming.
The archive includes many fiction and non-fiction films depicting or exploring aspects of African American religion, including:
- 1920s: Hallelujah; Rev. S. S. Jones Home Movies; Within Our Gates; Body and Soul; Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage
- 1930s: Drums 'O Voodoo; The Black King; Hell-Bound Train; Verdict: Not Guilty; Heaven-Bound Travelers
- 1940s: Cabin in the Sky; Of One Blood; Go Down, Death; Sunday Sinners; Intruder in the Dust; The Blood of Jesus, Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.
- 1950s: Imitation of Life; All My Babies: A Midwife's Own Story
- 1960s: A Tribute to Malcolm X
- 1970s: Abby; The Angel Levine
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."
"Bryan K. Roby, “Blackness in Motion: The Centrality of Black Thought for Afro-Asian Jewry in Israel” In conversation with Ahmad Greene-Hayes. Part of the Fordham University Center For Jewish Studies “Black Studies and Jewish Studies in Conversation” Lecture Series.
This talk explores how and why Afro-Asian (Mizrahi) Jews in Israel became associated and engaged with Global Black thought throughout the 20th century and reflects on present-day Black cultural production in Israel to illustrate the shifting notions of Blackness and Jewishness amongst Mizrahi and Ethiopian Israelis.
February 19, 2023
"Century of Black Mormons is a digital history database designed to document and recover what was lost—the identities and voices of Black Mormons during the faith’s first one hundred years (1830 to 1930)."
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.
January - May, 2021
Folkstreams is a non-profit dedicated to finding, preserving, contextualizing, and showcasing documentary films on American traditional cultures.
Many of the documentaries featured deal with African American religions.
Associate Professor of Africana Studies Judith Casselberry delivers the annual Karofsky lecture at Bowdoin College.
February 27, 2017