Category Archives: Africana Studies
John L. Jackson, Jr.: Black Gods and Red Devils: Race, Religion and the Re-Imagining of Africana Subjectivity
Social Sciences Forum
Monday, April 7 | 4:00 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Professor Jackson will discuss the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, a group of African Americans that emigrated from the United States to Israel in the 1960s. His talk will explain how this group understands their links to the ancient Hebrews and how they have spent the last 45 years in Israel creating a transnational spiritual community, with members in Africa, Europe and the Americas, that attempts to radically re-imagine what “race” and “religion” mean in the 21st century. (Click heading for full description.)