2021 Black History Celebration at The Newark Public Library
“The Art and Beauty of Black Power! A Century of Cinema, Dance and Music”
FLAMING? GENDER ROLES, POP CULTURE AND SACRED MUSIC IN THE BLACK CHURCH
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 2:00pm
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Join Alisha Lola Jones, Ph.D., author of Flaming? The Peculiar Theopolitics of Fire and Desire in the Black Male Gospel Performance, in a panel discussion about gender roles, popular culture and sacred music of the Black Church. The Indiana University professor will be joined by Rev. A. Craig Dunn, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Madison, NJ and Rev. Elder Kevin E. Taylor, Senior Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church in Newark. The talk will examine the impact and significance of church leadership, music, membership and how the LGBTQIA Movement has shaped the Black Church.