Dr. Albert Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam professor of religion emeritus at Princeton University will present “A Fire in the Bones,” as the Metcalfe Lecture on Wednesday, April 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites BC.
Raboteau will discuss his personal journey studying and writing about African American history. He attended Marquette in the late 1960s and is the author of a number of books, including “Slave Religion: The “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South,” “Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans,” and “A Sorrowful Joy: A Spiritual Journey of an African American Man in Late Twentieth Century America.”
He has received honorary doctorates from four universities and held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation.
This event is one of Marquette’s contributions to the citywide “200 Nights of Freedom,” which commemorates the 200 consecutive nights of open housing marches in Milwaukee during 1967 and 1968. The protests were a direct cause of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968. More information can be found online.