Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

US 258 African American Religious History: From Slavery-Free


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