Nathan Jérémie-Brink delivered the Black History Month lecture at Trinity Christian College
February 18, 2019
Nathan Jérémie-Brink, the L. Russell Feakes Assistant Professor of the History of Global Christianity at New Brunswick Theological Seminary was invited to deliver the Black History Month lecture at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois on Monday, February 18, 2019.
Dr. Jérémie-Brink shared his research on activist networks, African American churches, and print distribution in the early American republic. His work challenges narratives that divide the history of nineteenth-century Atlantic abolitionism into white elite thought and black slave rebellion. Dr.Jérémie-Brink looks forward to present “how African American networks and practices for moving sermons, newspapers, pamphlets, hymn-sheets, and other antislavery print advanced the abolitionist movement in the early nineteenth century.”
He hopes that students and the public will join him in examining this “deep history of black organizing to protest social injustice, whereby black individuals, churches, and organizations responded to rapid changes in communications technology and used a range of strategies to share words of empowerment.”