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February is Black History Month, a perfect time to revisit these episodes of the Maxwell Institute Podcast.

Episode #48—(Almost) all about African American religious history, with Julius H. Bailey

In this episode, Julius H. Bailey talks about his book, Down in the Valley: An Introduction to African American History. It’s a general overview of the black experience of religion in the United States.

#69—Setting down the sacred past of African Americans, with Laurie Maffly-Kipp

Years before Reconstruction, African Americans began reconstructing their own past. Many of them combined patriotism, racial lineage, and Christian scripture to tell their stories, to remember who they were. To save themselves.

Episode #22—Race and Mormonism in the 19th century, with Paul Reeve and Ardis Parshall (part 1)

Episode #23—Race and Mormonism in the 19th century, with Paul Reeve and Ardis Parshall (part 2)

These episodes zoom in to Mormon ideas about race, and the place of African Americans in Mormon history.

Episode #73—Women and power in the Church of God in Christ, with Anthea Butler 

Anthea Butler joins us to talk about her book, Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World. The Church of God in Christ, or COGIC, is a Pentecostal denomination that began around the turn of the twentieth century. Women have played crucial parts in the development and growth of the church, despite not being ordained.

Episode #65—Womanist theology and Mormonism, with Janan Graham-Russell

Janan Graham-Russell visited the Maxwell Institute last year to talk about womanist theology—thinking about God from the perspective of black women. In this episode, she discusses  race, identity, and theology.

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