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  • Dr. Shamell Bell

    Dr. Bell, lecturer in AAAS, is among the prominent artists, activists, and commentators featured on ABC7 New York in a roundtable of social-impact experts, streamed online, on the evolution of activism over the 12 months since the murder of George Floyd.

    Shamell Bell on ABC7
  • Racism Not Race

    A Public Conversation with Dr. Joseph L. Graves, Jr. and Dr. Alan Goodman moderated by Professor Zaneta Thayer. Racism Not Race: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    Racism Not Race, Graves and Goodman
  • Lynnée Denise

    Lynnée Denise, DJ, artist, scholar, writer will present the world of township funk, underground clubs and braai gatherings of South Africa. Her work has generated understanding of the social and political landscape that gave birth to house music as a regional sonic movement and its connection to Black American music, politics and culture.

    Lynnée Denise
  • Police Violence: Global and Local Perspectives

    This symposium of artists, activists, alumni, students & scholars, draws inspiration from UN resolution (43/1) calling for the "promotion & protection of the human rights & fundamental freedoms of Africans & of people of African descent against excessive use of force & other human rights violations by law enforcement officers."

    Untitled: Blue Skies at Sea, Toward the Future, 2019
  • Mothers of the Movement

    Professor Vaughn Booker has article published in Religions, Evangelicalism: New Directions in Scholarship. "Mothers of the Movement: Evangelicalism and Religious Experience in Black Women's Activism" refocuses the narrative of American Evangelicalism and politics around Black women's narratives of religious experience, expression, mourning, and activism.

    Mobley and McBath

Recent Publications

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  • Mothers of the Movement: Evangelicalism and Religious Experience in Black Women's Activism

    Vaughn A. Booker

    Religions 2021, 12(2), 141;

  • Guest Editor, The Practice of Freedom

    Joshua Brandon Bennett

    Poetry Magazine, Poetry Foundation, February 2021,

  • "Prosperity Meets the Poor: the Mission of Charleszetta 'Mother' Waddles in Urban America"

    Vaughn A. Booker

    Faithfully Magazine, October 2020,

  • "Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century"

    Vaughn A. Booker

    New York University Press, 2020.


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