"The Racist Origins of Christian Education"

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
CHS CHS 104 Chase Auditorium
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Distinguished Visitors Program

Distinguished Visitor Vincent Lloyd, associate professor of theology and religious studies, Villanova University

The number of private schools in the US approximately doubled in the decade after the Supreme Court ruled against public school segregation, and by one estimate private school enrollment grew five-fold in the South between 1966 and 1972. Many of these new, exclusively white schools identified as Christian, and many used church facilities. Scholars have recently identified this phenomenon as part of the birth pangs of the modern Religious Right: explicitly motivated by anxiety over secularization but implicitly motivated by anxiety over racial integration. This talk will explore the ambivalent Quaker response to this rapidly shifting landscape. 

Tea at 4:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Quaker Studies, the John B. Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Haverford College Libraries in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program 

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