EVENT: “Preachers and the Talking Machine" with Dr. Lerone A. Martin on April 27

Join us for “Preachers and the Talking Machine,” a multi-media lecture which tracks the role of the phonograph in the shaping of African American religion, culture, and politics during the twentieth century. Records will be played and minds will be swayed.

Lerone A. Martin is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor in Religious Studies and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. He is the author of the award-winning Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Making of Modern African American Religion. The book received the 2015 first book award by the American Society of Church History.His latest book is The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism (2023)

Thursday, April 27
6:30pm: doors open for music and mingling
7:30pm: lecture

Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

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