Join us Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST, as Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American…

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Join us Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST, as Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology and director of the African American Studies

Program at Colby College will deliver a lecture titled The Troubles in Mind Nobody Knows: James Cone’s Enduring Witness and the Spirituals, Sacred and Secular.

The lecture will focus on the impact and the importance of James Cones’ 1972 publication, The Spirituals and the Blues, which is marking its 50th anniversary this year. It’s an important component to understand the current struggle over the knowledge about slavery and the experience of the people who were enslaved.