What: Join the Honors College and the Friends of the Library for the second installment of the Fall Faculty Lecture series. Dr. Matthew Cressler’s is offering a preview of his Spring 2020 course, “Black Religion and Black Nationalism from Slave Rebellions to Black Lives Matter.” This lecture introduces attendees to the religious ideas and practices from across the African diaspora that gave rise to the political tradition now known as “Black nationalism.” While the tradition is often imagined to be secular (even anti-religious), this lecture explores the deep religious roots of Black struggles to create a new nation—from slave rebellions to the Black Power revolution to our contemporary Black Lives Matter movement.
When: Tuesday, October 22 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Where: Addlestone 227
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register for this lecture, please visit the event’s page.