Left image: Black and white photograph of the side of a clapboard building and glass windows. Right image: black and white photograph of a Black man sitting in a church. Text: Lecture / Reverence and Resistance

Reverence and Resistance: The Black Church and the Fight for Full Citizenship

Thursday, Aug. 25 - 7 p.m. Auditorium and YouTube Live

African American communities created flourishing Black churches during Reconstruction. Over the ensuing decades, congregations grew these sites of faith into central spaces of intellectual development, community organization and safety. Join Dr. Randal Jelks, award-winning author and Professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, in communing on the more than 200-year-old legacy of Black faith, church life and the struggle for freedom in America. In conjunction with the exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

Free with RSVP | Auditorium & YouTube Live