Conclusion of Humanities Research Center’s Fall 2015 Speaker Series

Wednesday, Nov. 18th

On November 18, Nicole Myers Turner, who has just accepted a position in the History Department as an expert in African American History, will speak about her current book project, Faith and Freedom: The Politics of Black Religious Institutions in Post-Emancipation Virginia. Her research explores the ways in which Virginia’s free and freed people used their churches and religious educational institutions to define and fight for freedom in the late nineteenth century. Focusing on black churches in Petersburg and Southside, Virginia, Dr. Turner shows how religious and political movements became tightly interwoven during the decades following emancipation.

Free and open to the public.

For more information visit HRC or contact Richard Godbeer at

Wednesday, Nov. 18th


University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II