An Uncommon Faith: W.E. B. Du Bois and African American Religion
Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. (Chair of African American Studies, Princeton University) will be delivering the annual Benson Lecture and Voices of Community Plenary on Thursday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. in Ackley Hall.
Dr. Glaude is the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and the Chair, Center for African American Studies, at Princeton University. He is the author of several books, including “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul,” “Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America,” “In a Shade of Blue:Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America,” and editor of “Is it Nation Time? Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism.”
In 2009, Dr. Glaude was awarded Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. His research interests include American pragmatism, specifically the work of John Dewey, and African American religious historyand its place in American public life. Dr. Glaude holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in religion from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in African-American studies from Temple University.
All first-year GMC students in Voices of Community and 58 students in the philosophy course “Democracy in Black” have read Dr. Glaude’s “Democracy in Black” book.