Art and Devotion - New Accounts of Religious Culture, Race, and Gender in the United States

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Event Description

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This symposium is the second installment of the Princeton Graduate Book Forum.

A Symposium on Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century, by Vaughn A. Booker and Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg Brooklyn, by Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada


Saturday March 25, 2023 – Lewis Library 120

8:30-9:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks: Wallace Best, Princeton University

9:45-11:45 First Panel: “Lifeblood of the Parish” – Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada

Eziaku Atuama NwokochaUniversity of Miami

Erica Robles-AndersonNew York University

Katherine DuganSpringfield College

Chair: William StellPrinceton University

12:00-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-3:30 Second Panel: “Life Every Voice and Swing” – Vaughn Booker

Tracy FessendenArizona State University

Lerone A. MartinStanford University

Richard Brent TunerUniversity of Iowa

Chair: Mélena LaudigPrinceton University

3:30-4:15 Break

4:15-4:45 Symposium Summary – Jonathan Lee Walton, Princeton Theological Seminary

4:45-6:00 Closing Reception


  • Department of Religion
  • Humanities Council
  • Department of African American Studies
  • Center for Culture, Society and Religion
  • University Center for Human Values
  • Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Department of Music