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
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 School; the 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.