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Radio programs to chronicle 'The Harlem Renaissance'

From the February 20, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“For Black History Month 2012, Columbia University’s ‘Rethinking Religion’ Series offers two public radio specials on the Harlem Renaissance” ircpl.org. January 9, 2012.


During the vibrant years of the Harlem Renaissance, music, religion, and spirituality were connected—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. As part of the radio series, “Rethinking Religion,” Columbia University’s Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, in connection with the Luce Group, presents “The Harlem Renaissance: Music, Religion, and the Politics of Race,” two public radio programs that combine music, archival readings, and guest commentary exploring this fascinating period in African-American history.