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In the Land of Milk and Honey: Religion and the Building of Black Los Angeles 
A talk by Cori Tucker-Price, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows of the Humanities 

 

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024

12:30pm–2pm

ACB 238

 

During the twentieth century, the Great Migration of millions of African Americans transformed the landscape of cities across America, including major urban centers that formed in western cities like Los Angeles. This lecture will focus on the broader social and political influence of Black religion in Los Angeles and how Black western migrants reimagined religion to articulate a new religious social order. 

 

Cori Tucker-Price is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows of the Humanities at the University of Southern California. Her research and teaching focus on African American history, religion and the American West, religion and media, and migration studies. Her current book project traces the historical and social forces that shaped the practices of African American religious institutions in Southern California. Dr. Tucker-Price is a Public Fellow in Religion and the American West at the New York Historical Society as well as a Mellon Applied History Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work has been supported by the Lived Religion in a Digital Age project at Saint Louis University, the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation (FDR), and the Harvard Horizons Scholar program. Prior to her appointment at USC, she was the Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration in the U.S. Context at Dartmouth College.

 

Sponsored by the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities and the USC School of Religion

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