Judith Weisenfeld is the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion. She is a renowned scholar of American religious history, with particular emphasis on 20th century African American religious history; religion, race, and gender; and religion in American film and popular culture. Her most recent book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration, was recently published by NYU Press.
In this podcast, Judith Weisenfeld talks to Brad Stoddard about her new book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Depression. In this book, Weisenfeld explores several social groups in the early 1900s who combined religious and racial rhetoric to fashion new identities.