University of Rochester

EVENT: Talk by author, scholar Edward J. Blum on race and religion

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester's River Campus.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

September 14, 2007

Edward J. Blum, assistant professor at San Diego State University, explores race and religion through the work of two 20th century African-American scholars and activists in his talk "I Wonder Where Christ's Gone?' How Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois Tried to Save Jesus."

Blum is the author of W.E.B. Du Bois, American Prophet and Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865 1898. He was a fellow in 2006 2007 at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and is currently writing a book on race and depictions of Jesus Christ in American culture, society, and politics titled Jesus in Red, White, and Black.

This talk is part of the Humanities Project, an initiative by the University of Rochester emphasizing the influence and contributions of the humanities to academic and civil life.

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