Programs & Events

Lecture: A History of African American Spirituality on the Land

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Science Talks
Date: 
Mar. 6, 2013 | Wednesday, 7:00pm
Multiple Times: 
Doors open at 6pm for Poster Presentation* and free refreshments. Talk will begin at 7pm in the Auditorium on the first floor.
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences
Fee: 
Free

Appeasing the Spirits of Millions of Things Organic & Inorganic

A History of African American Spirituality on the Land

Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage by Dianne D. Glave - book cover

About the Speaker

Dr. Dianne Glave is a social historian who specializes in African American and environmental history.  She will discuss her recent book, “Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage.”  In “Rooted in the Earth,” Dr. Glave draws upon African American art, literature, history, and theology to recount the bond with nature that has long been part of the black experience.  She begins each chapter with reflections on her life experiences as a scientist to connect the humanities and science.

Dr. Glave’s talk is the second in a three part series titled Science From a Personal Perspective — How Life Stories Help Us Learn, funded in part by the North Carolina Humanities Council.

*posters are from students attending local colleges and universities.