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Religion And Society: Black Creativity & The State of the Race

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Religion And Society: Black Creativity & The State of the Race

In this evolution, the colonizing language was adopted and modified; the enslaving religion was adapted and made to respond to the needs of the people. Despite restrictions and controls, blacks learned to read and write the imposed language, publishing and creating new language structures, new literatures, music, forms of worship and in the process positing new processes and concepts: counter-conquest in the face of conquest, inculturation rather than acculturation, conquering the Islamic and Arab conquerors and dominating and outnumbering the colonial owners of the French language while sending pulsating black rhythms and vibes beyond the racial confines of the African diaspora.


A product of the Second International Interdisciplinary Conference on Black Creativity and the State of the Race at Morgan State University in 1998, this selection of presentations, in its progression, continuity and marriage of views, illustrates the near universality of the problems and aspirations, the hopes and realizations of the black race the world over.

Among the contributors to the book are the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, Rev. Gabriel Ezewudo, Dr. Ann Lightener Fuller, Dr. Ali Mazrui, Dr. Rose U. Mezu, Rita D. Dandridge, Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu, Tracey Walters, Wavie Gibson and Dr. Mark Anthony Neal.