Healing the Sick, Burying the Dead: Traditions, Rituals, and Rites of Healing and Death in the Black Religious Experience

photo showing six black men standing in front of a building and behind a coffin holding hands with crossed arms .
Date & Time
Friday, June 16, 2017 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event

Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater Cost: FREE - Registration encouraged Get Tickets: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6045494 This event is a daylong symposium, comprised primarily of practitioners, faith leaders, and scholars, on healing practices and burying rituals across a wide variety of faith traditions in the African American context, including Christianity, Islam, and traditional African religions. What is culturally, historically, and religiously significant in how African Americans bury the dead and attempt to heal the sick? Join us for two keynote addresses and two panel discussions. Schedule 9:00 – 10:30 AM – Opening Keynote (Dr. Kara Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University) 10:45 – 12:00 PM – Session #2 1:45 –3:15 PM – Session #3 3:30 – 5:00 PM –Afternoon Keynote (Dr. Stephanie Mitchem, Director of African American Studies at the University of South Carolina) **Tickets for the symposium will be released on Friday, June 2nd.**

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