Religion in Houston’s Pan-African Community

“Religion in Houston’s Pan-African Community” features a series of conversations tracing the intersections of Black religious life and Black radical politics through the lived perspectives of local community leaders. Elders in Houston's Pan-African community compellingly share their stories of social justice work and political engagement. They tell of the ways that they have been inspired by Houston’s wide range of spiritual and religious traditions, especially in the Pan-African community.

They are engaged by the Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen, Senior Minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, and Ms. Sade Perkins, Houston community organizer and owner-operator of the Fourth Ward Freedmen’s Town Farmers Market.

This project was funded by a Fellows Grant from The Crossroads Project, a collaborative research initiative co-directed by Anthea Butler, Lerone Martin, and Judith Weisenfeld, based at Princeton University and supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. This effort awards grants for projects to help advance understanding of the diversity of Black religious communities and cultures, past and present.

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Dr. Sanyika Pan-African Forum(9)