Thursday, February 28, 2008
The History of African-American Religions
Chained in the slave ships of the Middle Passage were Christians, Animists, Muslims and Magicians. At auction, families said goodbyes in Mende, Wolof and Bantu. In the fields, priests, peasants and princes labored together under the whip. Princeton Professor Dr. Albert J. Raboteau is a leader in the field of African American Studies. He joins us this Thursday when we discuss the complex history of African American religion, from praise houses and hush arbors to the Nation of Islam and the March on Selma as well as his personal story. This show will be broadcast live from Bellarmine University; call 814-6500 for information on joining our studio audience, or just join us at Hillary’s in Horrigan Hall.
Albert J. Raboteau, author, “Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South,” “Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans”