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Wallace Best & Judith Weisenfeld in Conversation — Langston’s Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem, November 9, 2017

Princeton University professors Wallace D. Best and Judith Weisenfeld discuss Best’s new book on Hughes: a new perspective on the role of religion in the poet’s work. Their conversation, sponsored by Labyrinth Books and Princeton University’s Departments of Religion and…

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Memory and History: The Meaning and Future of Monuments in the Aftermath of Charlottesville. Panel Discussion, September 12

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Book Discussion on ‘New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration,’ March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Labyrinth Books Professor Judith Weisenfeld discusses her new book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration, in conversation with her colleague in Religion, Professor Wallace…

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The nexus factor: Examining the African American experience

A few of the courses in Princeton University’s African American Studies Department are described in this article by Jamie Saxon.

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The Fear of Black Bodies in Motion by Wallace Best

In a Huffington Post essay from December 4, 2014, Princeton University religion professor and Great Migration scholar Wallace Best analyses the perceived threat black people pose.  “[H]istorically black bodies in motion in this country have always spelled danger to the…

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