This travel course will give students the unique opportunity to explore the question-“What is black religion?”-from the inside. We will travel to the Florida’s west coast and visit 3 different church communities (a small mainstream denominational church, a Pentecostal-Holiness church, and a mega-church) to understand Black Protestant religion as currently expressed in the ‘New’ South.
As participant-observers we will take part in worship services and interview local residents about the role each church plays in its respective community. We will also visit and tour local historical sites significant to black religious experience, including Eatonville, the home of Zora Neale Hurston.
No previous experience (or religious affiliation) necessary.
Have questions? Email Prof. James Manigault-Bryant (jm6) or Prof. Rhon Manigault-Bryant (rmanigau)