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Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00PM - Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:00PM
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Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00PM

Title

Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

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Soul Liberty book cover That churches are one of the most important cornerstones of black political organization is a commonplace. In her new history of African American Protestantism and American politics at the end of the Civil War, Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia, Nicole Myers Turner challenges the idea of black churches as having always been politically engaged. Using wide-variety of new sources, Turner reveals how freedpeople in Virginia adapted strategies for pursuing the freedom of their souls to worship as they saw fit—and to participate in society completely in the evolving landscape of emancipation.

Nicole Myers Turner is assistant professor of religious studies at Yale University. She is the author of Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia.

This lecture will be live streamed on the VMHC's YouTube channel and Facebook page on Thursday August 13 at noon. 

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