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African American Religion and Film

King Vidor's Hallelujah

 

The Religious Studies Certificate Program Presents

African American Religion & Film:

 

Screenings in the Old Chapel of three films that will be introduced and discussed by Dr. Judith Weisenfeld, author of Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Relgion in American Film, 1929-1949 (2007), followed by a public lecture on her award winning book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration (2016).

 

 

 

Sunday, April 7th

12:00 pm  -  King Vidor's Hallelujah (1929)

03:00 pm  -  Daughters of the Dust (1991)

 

Monday, April 8th

01:00 pm  -  Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

04:00 pm  -  A public lecture by Dr. Judith Weisenfeld on her award winning book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration (2016), co-sponsored by the UMass Amherst History Department.

 

This event is co-sponsored by: the W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies; the College of Humanities & Fine Arts; the German & Scandinavian Studies Program; the UMass Amherst Graduate Schoolthe Interdisciplinary Studies Institute; the History Department; the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies; the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies; and the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department.

 

 

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