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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 258 African American Religious History: From Slavery-Free

This course surveys the religious history of African American slaves. The course examines the origins of Black religion in America, the aspects of African religion that were retained by the slaves, how African slaves were evangelized and converted to Christianity, the nature of the Christianity to which the slaves were converted and what was distinctive about religion in the slave quarters. The course will build your writing, analytical and research skills through completion of writing assignments, online discussions, readings, study of the Library of Congress’ narratives of former slaves and a research paper.