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The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life  

Dr. Shannen De WilliamsThe Catholic Studies Program proudly presents The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life by Dr. Shannen Dee Williams on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chancellor's Suite, University Center.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Shannen Dee Williams is a historian of the United States and the black Catholic diaspora. She teaches courses in U.S., African-American, women's, religious, and civil rights history at The University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

About the Lecture:
Dr. William's groundbreaking study chronicles the epic journey of black Catholic sisters in the United States from their fiercely contested beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day. It also unearths the largely hidden history of black sisters in the fight to dismantle racial and gender barriers in the U.S. Church and wider American society.

About Catholic Studies:
The Catholic Studies program at Seton Hall offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students of any creed who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism's rich intellectual tradition and living heritage. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology, and other disciplines, Catholic Studies focuses on the church's dialogue with culture and encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic Studies have the option to pursue a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances the university's other degree programs and fields of study.

For more information, please contact Gloria Aroneo at Gloria.Aroneo@shu.edu or (973)-275-2808

Categories: Arts and Culture , Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria Aroneo
  • (973) 275-2808
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