The Harlem Renaissance: Music, Religion, and the Politics of Race
Airs Tuesday February 14th at 8PM on 93.9 FM, AM 820, and NJPR; Sunday February 19th at 9PM on AM 820
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
During the vibrant years of the Harlem Renaissance, music, religion, and spirituality were interconnected - not just in the religious setting of the church, but in the jazz club, the dance hall, the rent party, even the political street rally. Writer Carl Hancock Rux, Reverend Calvin Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, historian Farah Griffin, Professors Josef Sorett and Obery Hendricks, and others explore these powerful interconnections. Hosted by Norris J. Chumley of the Columbia University Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life.