In this episode, we will explore, with Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, the role of the church in the movement towards Emancipation. How did the Christianity of the English Planter Class become transformed into the power of Emancipation by the enslaved people of America? What was the role of the African American Episcopal Church, and other religious traditions, in the African American Community of the early American Republic?
Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University in Norfolk VA. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, and the College of William & Mary. Dr. Newby-Alexander was the Project Director of the 1619 Conference Series.