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Wallace D. Best

Saturday, May 2108:35 - 10:20 AM

Session 5

What is African American Religion?

Wallace Best is a historian of African American religion with a focus on the twentieth century. His research and teaching center on African American Religious History, Migration, Religion and Literature, Pentecostalism, the Nation of Islam, Religion, Gender and Sexuality, and Womanist Theology. He is the author of Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Religion and Culture in Black Chicago, 1915-1952, Princeton University Press and is currently at work on two books: an anthology entitled Elder Lucy Smith: Documents from the Life of a Pentecostal Woman Preacher and an exploration of the religious writings of Langston Hughes, entitled Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem to be published by New York University Press.

AFFILIATION: Princeton University