Conference explores religion and civil rights movement

March 25, 2009 3:26 p.m.

Scholars and activists will gather for a conference on "Religion in the Civil Rights Movement" Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, in 101 McCormick Hall.

The event will begin at 8 p.m. April 2 with welcoming remarks by conference organizer Albert Raboteau, Princeton's Henry Putnam Professor of Religion, and an opening address by David Wills, the Winthrop H. Smith '16 Professor of American History and American Studies at Amherst College.

Conference sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 3 and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 4. A service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will conclude the event at 5:30 p.m. April 4 in Murray-Dodge Hall.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For a full schedule of events, a list of speakers and registration information, visit the conference website.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Religion, the Center for African American Studies, the University Center for Human Values, the Center for the Study of Religion, the Council of the Humanities, the Davis Center for Historical Studies, the Department of English, the Department of History, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, the Program in American Studies, the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, the Office of Religious Life and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.