Next week I'll be speaking at Sam Houston State University as part of its "Commemorating A Centennial: The NAACP at 100" program. A week-long slate of activities includes both speakers and documentaries, commemorating activities in the U.S. and across the nation.
My talk on Tuesday is titled "The Prophetic Propaganda of W.E.B. Du Bois: Religion and The Crisis, 1910-1934." I'll discuss the spiritual short stories Du Bois wrote for the NAACP's magazine, and the religious art that accompanied the December and April issues in which his reflections appeared. (For more on Du Bois and art, check out Amy Kirschke's great book Art in Crisis.)
I'm really looking forward to the talk not only because of the subject matter, but also because I'm returning to my alma mater where I received a B.A. (1999) and M.A. in history (2001). It'll be great to see old friends and colleagues.