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2021-2022 Catalog

REL 325 20th-Century African American Religions

This seminar examines African American religion as a social institution that emerged in the wake of slavery and the failure of Reconstruction. Many who converted to Christianity during enslavement considered their practices resistance to white Christianity, a pattern that continued. We analyze lynching and the Exodus of Blacks from the South, vodou, Black Islam, the Civil Rights Movement, and look at constructions and representations of Black family and gender. [GM1, V, W]