While I am not familiar with these materials specifically, I have gained a better understanding of the relationship between religion and racial equality. Specifically, after engaging with the materials throughout this semester, I have concluded that religion, specifically Christianity, played a much heavier role in the Civil Rights Movement of…

Our materials this week are focused on introducing the concept of eschatology. While I have gained some understanding of black theology, particularly as it relates to the teaching of Dr. King and Dr. Cone, I am not very familiar with eschatology in general, let alone in relation to black theology…

While last week’s documentary on the origin of BLM gave me some insight into the topic, I would not say I had a firm understanding or a plethora of prior knowledge before engaging with these materials. Furthermore, while I do have this small amount of prior knowledge regarding BLM, I…

While I would certainly say I have more prior knowledge about the BLM portion of this class than the content regarding Black Religion, my understanding of the content that will be in this documentary is still not as extensive as I would like. Growing up in Atlanta, I have definitely…

I had very little prior knowledge of the materials this week. However, after having just read Dr. Cone’s stance on Black Theology and crafting my personal response to his ideas, I am interested to read about how other individuals received his work.

While reading “Womanist Theology,” I felt extremely embarrassed…

I had a lot more prior knowledge of the materials this week than I usually do. I studied both the “Statement by Alabama Clergymen” and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” in highschool and in another class this semester, though I was focused more on identifying and analyzing rhetorical strategies and why…

This week I had much less initial understanding of the material than I have so far because I as a white individual have not shared these experiences. While it is not hard for me to understand that it is much more challenging to be black in America than white like…

At my high school, the first two weeks of second semester were a “mini-mester” called “Winterim” where we could take a variety of classes just for fun to ease our way back into the school year after our winter break. My junior year I took a class called “Social Justice…

I had a little bit of background information before engaging with these specific materials because I had just read The Souls of Black Folk in my Challenges of Modernity class. This meant that I was able to re-read the first chapter having already gained a new perspective from the rest…

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