My Mother's God is Mine: Women's Voices and the Creation of the African American Sacred

Cheryl Gilkes
" My Mother's Song Is Mine: Sacred Musics as Discourses of Psychic Survival"
October 18, 2004, 12:00PM, 6310 Social Sciencess
"A Case Study in Cultural Narrative and Critique: The Music of Shirley Caesar"
October 19, 2004, 12:00PM, 6104 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 20, 2004, 12:05PM, 8108 Social Science

Cheryl Gilkes is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and Director of the African American Studies Program at Colby College. Professor Gilkes’ research interests include African American religious history, race and ethnicity, African-American women, the sociology of religion, and W.E.B Du Bois. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and If It Wasn't for the Women: Black Women's Experience and Womanist Culture in Church and Community (2000). Professor Gilkes is also an ordained Baptist minister and serves as an Assistant Pastor (for Special Projects) of the Union Baptist Church (Cambridge, Massachusetts).