African-American Religion: A Documentary History Project
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Race, Religion, and Nationalism: Three Books

Race, Religion, and Nationalism:
Three Books

October 26–27, 2001
Cole Assembly Room
Converse Hall
Amherst College

Friday, October 26

3:45–4:00 pm       Welcome and Introduction to Colloquium
David W. Wills, Amherst College

4:00–6:00 pm       First Panel


Exodus!: Religion, Race, and Nation
in Early Nineteenth-Century America

Chair: David W. Wills
Will B. Gravely, University of Denver
Robert Gooding-Williams, Northwestern University
Author: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.,
Bowdoin College,
Visiting Professor, Amherst College 2001–2

6:00 pm                Public Reception

Saturday, October 27

9:30–11:30 pm     Second Panel


Race and Reunion: The Civil
War in American Memory

Chair: Jamal J. Elias, Amherst College
W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of Florida
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Harvard University
Author: David W. Blight,
Amherst College

1:30–3:30 pm       Third Panel


Up from Bondage: The Literatures of
Russian and African American Soul

Chair: Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Amherst College
Nancy Ruttenburg, New York University
Valerie Smith, Princeton University
Author: Dale E. Peterson,
Amherst College

3:30–3:45 pm       Concluding Remarks
David W. Wills

Sponsored by
The Willis D. Wood Fund
The Dean of the Faculty, Amherst College
The Departments of Religion and Black Studies
African-American Religion Documentary History Project

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African-American Religion: A Documentary History Project
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