Religion in the African American Experience: A Historical Survey

  • Faculty: Lerone Martin
  • Schedule: Mondays/Wednesdays 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Course Number: L57 RelPol 260

This course introduces students to important themes in the history of African American, and thus in American, religious history, among them slavery, emancipation, urbanization, migration, consumer culture, sexuality, politics, and media technologies. Primary attention is given to Afro-Protestantism in North America and the cultural, social, and religious practices and traditions of these black communities. However, students will also be introduced to specific expressions of religious diversity and varying religious traditions and practices in African American communities.