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Shannen Dee Williams on the Hidden History of African-American Nuns

  • St. Francis College, Room 4202 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Join us for the Senior Citizen Lectures and Institute for Peace & Justice guest lectures and events this semester. --Co-directors, Sara Rzeszutek Haviland and Emily Horowitz

Return engagement! Guest Speaker: Shannen Dee Williams (History, University of Tennessee) on the Hidden History of African-American Nuns

-- Dr. Williams is currently working on her book, “Subversive Habits: Black Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate Catholic America.” She will return to SFC this spring to talk more about her groundbreaking study chronicling the epic journey of black Catholic sisters from their fiercely contested beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day and the largely hidden history of the fight to dismantle racial and gender barriers in the U.S. Church and wider American society.

Earlier Event: April 11
Kay Hymowitz on Brooklyn Today
Later Event: April 25
Nickie Phillips on Rape Culture