Symposium: Spirit in the Dark

Mar 29 - Mar 30

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

University of Virginia, Rotunda, Dome Room

A two-day event to commemorate 50 years of James Cone’s groundbreaking book, Black Theology & Black Power, organized by Faculty Lab Partner, Claudrena N. Harold

James Cone, Illustration: Uzo Njoku (UVA ’19)


Friday, March 29

9–9:15 am: Welcome & Coffee

9:15–10:45 am: Black Liberation Theology: Its Past and Futures

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10:45 am–12:15 pm: The Spirituals and the Blues

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12:15–12:45 pm: Lunch (provided for all registered guests)

12:45–2 pm: Keynote by Josef Sorett (Columbia University)

Saturday, March 30

9–9:30 am: Welcome & Coffee

9:30–10:45 am: Black Religion, Black Culture, and the Fragility of the Archives

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11 am–12:10 pm: Geographies of Race and Religion

12:15–12:40 pm: Lunch (provided for all registered guests)

12:45–2 pm: A Blues for Aretha

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