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African American Religious History

African American Religious History is a new upper-level course in the History Department.  This course provides an introduction to African American religious history from the colonial period to the present. The course textbook provides a broad overview of African American religious history, which provides a common base of knowledge for our discussions. The additional course readings, lectures, documentary viewings, and class discussion provide an opportunity to examine particular moments or movements in more depth. By the end of the course, students should have both a general knowledge of African American religious history and a more comprehensive knowledge of a few particularly rich moments and themes in that history.


This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.

Alison Collis Greene

Mississippi State University

Public College or University
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Undergraduate Course
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Religious Studies, History

Islam, Other Christianities, Other Traditions, Protestant
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Class/Power, Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Politics/Law/Government, Popular Culture/Media/Music/Sports, Race/Ethnicity, Region/Urban/Rural

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