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Black Prophets, Gods, and Utopian Visions: Religion and Racial Identity in the Great Migration
Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University

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Spiritual Complexions: On Race and the Body in the Moorish Science Temple of America (Book Section)
Title: Spiritual Complexions: On Race and the Body in the Moorish Science Temple of America
Author: Judith Weisenfeld
Editor: Sally Promey
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
Book Title: Sensational Religion: Sense and Contention in Material Practice

Post-Racial America? The Tangle of Race, Religion, and Citizenship (Article)
Title: Post-Racial America? The Tangle of Race, Religion, and Citizenship
Author: Judith Weisenfeld
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://religionandpolitics.org/2012/10/24/post-racial-america-the-tangle-of-race-religion-and-citizenship/
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Religion and Politics

Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929–1949 (Book)
Title: Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929–1949
Author: Weisenfeld, Judith
Year: 2007
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780520251007
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520251007

New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (Book) [show prizes]
Title: New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration
Author: Judith Weisenfeld
Abstract: This book explores the intersections of religion and racial identity among black migrants from the South and immigrants from the Caribbean who encountered one another in the northern cities of the early twentieth century Great Migration and contributed to the religious transformations migration suprred. Focusing on the Moorish Science Temple, Father Divine's Peace Mission movement, congregations of Ethiopian Hebrews, and the Nation of Islam, all of which emerged in the context of urbanization, migration, and immigration, the project charts how members promoted alternative understandings of black racial identity and collective history to the dominant narratives provided by mainstream black Protestant churches and in broader American society. Arguing that members of these groups understood their religious and racial identities as divinely-ordained and inseparable, the book examines how commitment to a particular religio-racial sense of self shaped their conceptions of their bodies, families, communities, space and place, and political sensibilities. Focusing closely on the experiences of average members in the religio-racial movements, the study reveals rich and complex religious systems that shaped members’ everyday lives and influenced black culture at large. Rather than operating at the margins of public and community culture, as critics and later historians often argued, the book demonstrates that the efforts by members of the religio-racial movements to contest conventional racial categorization, both discursively and in embodied practice, was part of a broader set of discussions in black America at the time about the nature of racial identity and the collective future of black people.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://nyupress.org/books/9781479888801/
Primary URL Description: NYU Press site
Access Model: Print book
Publisher: New York University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781479888801
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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