Black Lives, Black Power, and Black Catholics

November 14, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Matthew J. Cressler
All too often, in both history and historiography, “racial justice” is presumed to be equivalent to a particular mode of protest from a particular period in time; namely, Christian liberal interracial efforts to end segregation in the South. But when we turn our attention to the decade after King’s death, we find that the assassination of Martin Luther King marked the beginning rather than the end of Black Catholic freedom struggles.

Haunted Histories

October 25, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Erika Gasser
Erika Gasser explores the infamous history of witchcraft in Salem and its connection to our ongoing preoccupations with potential abuse of power.

Marching for Cristoforo

October 9, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Paul Moses
Taking into account family ties to another Cristoforo from Italy, Paul Moses explains why Italian immigrants embraced Columbus, and why he’s marching in this year’s parade.

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