Join us for “No Force in Nature is Lost: Black Club Women and the Production of Religious Thought” on Friday, Feb. 18 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This is an online CC CLUE event. Register online.

The event will feature a talk and discussion with Joseph Williams, a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Adjunct Instructor in the Department of History at the College of Staten Island.

During the Progressive Era, Black Club women frequently convened across the country to discuss the divine, the afterlife, and other abstract ideas. This talk explores the subversive and pluralistic dynamics of their religious thought. As religious thinkers, Black women challenged the racial and gendered status quo and forged a unique intelligentsia in the Black community.

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This event is part of the Spring 2022 History Department Lecture Series.

By the Division of Academic Affairs