November 18, 2015
“Powering the Pulpit: Religion, Race, and Politics in Post-Emancipation Virginia”
On November 18, Nicole Myers Turner, who has just accepted a position in VCU’s Department of History 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.
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