Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows in Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection: This fellowship was funded in 1971 for the purpose of developing literature, curriculum, and bibliographical materials in the area of Black Church practice at Colgate Rochester Divinity School. The collection of correspondence, curriculum materials, minutes, media, printed materials, and financial documents preserves the project’s history. Contained within the collection are photographs of Fellows in various settings, including Africa. Additionally 72 audio reel-to-reel and cassette tapes provide insight to fellows’ lectures, sermons, speeches, and interviews with scholars such as renowned scholar, Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, accessible via Digital Commons.
Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection: The Society for the Study of Black Religion (SSBR) is “an organization devoted to scholarly inquiry about the Black religious experience, particularly from a Christian standpoint.” Founded in 1972 in New York City, the professional society is largely composed of persons engaged in active teaching and/or research about Black religion. Audio and video tapes feature are prominent scholars and educators such as C. Eric Lincoln, Major J. Jones, Pauli Murray, James Cone, and Cornel West. Speeches and presentations cover a broad range of topics such as liberation theology, African American religion and culture, Black feminism, religious “cults”, and religion in the Caribbean and Africa. Listen to the recordings via Digital Commons.
Listen to a few audio recordings from the Society for the Study of Black Religion collection. Find the entire recorded collection on Digital Commons.