Remembering Langston Hughes: His Art, Life, and Legacy 50 Years Later

Conference organized by Wallace Best, Department of Religion.

For more information, and to register, please visit the conference website.


Weisenfeld’s Book Wins Award

CSR Executive Committee member Judith Weisenfeld’s book New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration has won the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions.

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Making History Visible: Of American Myths and National Heroes — Exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum

Image caption: Titus Kaphar, American, born 1976. Billy Lee: Portrait in Tar, 2016. Tar and oil on canvas, 152.4 × 121.9 cm. Collection of Bill and Christy Gautreaux, Kansas City, Missouri. © Titus Kaphar / image courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New […]

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Black Religion, Racial Identity, and Politics During the Great Migration

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Judith Weisenfeld, Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion, Princeton University.

Judith Weisenfeld is the author of the forthcoming New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration.  Focusing […]

At the Cross: Race, Religion and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion with Melynda Price.

Curing systemic inequalities in the criminal justice system is the unfinished business of the Civil Rights movement. No part of that system highlights this truth more than the current implementation of the […]

Race and Religion in the Americas and the Atlantic World: A Conference in Honor of María Elena Martínez

This conference is in honor of the late historian, María Elena Martinez, whose work and influence crossed disciplinary, regional, and temporal borders. An area of her scholarship that has had a particularly broad impact has been rethinking the history of […]

The Hero’s Fight: Religion, Poverty and the State in West Baltimore

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion with Patricia Fernández-Kelly

Patricia Fernández-Kelly is the author of The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State. 

Drawing on her own uniquely immersive brand of fieldwork, conducted over the […]

Ferguson: The Community Responds

The Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University sponsors a panel discussion on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown.

Why is a black body in motion considered a threat?
Is it appropriate to provision police […]

Race and Religion in American History

Most often when scholars of religion in America invoke “race,” they use the term to signal the inclusion of African Americans in their work rather than to mark a sustained engagement of racial categories, concepts, or the functions of race […]

Breaking Free from Financial Slavery

The Rev. Dr. DeForest “Buster” Soaries, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, shares the practical wisdom of his experience pursuing faith-based strategies for economic empowerment in the 2013 Doll Lecture on Religion and Money.

Dr. Soaries is the […]