Aaron Pride will discuss his new book, Apocalyptic Rhetoric and the Black Protest Movement at 4 p.m. Fri., Feb. 9 in Skillman 206.
In this account of the Black civil rights movement in Boston in the early twentieth century, Pride argues that the apocalyptic rhetoric and millennial imagery disseminated from the Boston Guardian by William Monroe Trotter cast Booker T. Washington and other opponents of Black protest as false prophets, biblical villains, and harbingers of the end times. By placing Black Christianity at the center of Black civil rights activism in the early twentieth century, this book provides a seminal interpretation of the emancipatory capacity of religion as cultural and intellectual force in social and political movements. Refreshments will be provided.
Submitted by: Kate Pitts