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February 21, 2023

First, There Was the Word: Conversations with Authors Who are Theologians

  • Faith Based

In this first conversation in our newest quarterly series, Funlayo E. Wood, Ph.D. will present “Other” Spaces of Black Spirituality: African Americans and African Religions. This presentation and conversation will explore African traditions including Hoodoo, Haitian Vodoun, and Yoruba-derived traditions as practiced by African Americans. You will become acquainted with the history of these traditions, why they have evoked fear and bias in American Society and how they have served and continue to serve as sources of empowerment in African American life.