[The State of the Society a Ten Year Reflection by Lawrence Jones] (audio)

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Roots presentation. Response to theme papers. Tape 5 of 6


Lawrence Jones

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This audio recording features Lawrence Jones, Dean of Howard Divinity School. He gives a presentation on the state of the Society for the Study of Black Religion. In the presentation he discusses the context in which the society was established, and the future of the society. At the end of his presentation there are questions from the audience.

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00:00:03 Audio begins with an unidentified man welcoming those in attendance to the 10th annual Society for the Study of Black Religion meeting.

00:02:14 Lawrence Jones, Dean of Howard University Divinity School thanks man for introduction.

00:11:24 Talks about the late 1960s and social issues of the time.

00:28:52 Talks about the first five years of the society.

00:29:49 Gives personal reflections of the society’s early period.

00:50:30 Answers questions from the audience.

01:24:59 Audio ends.


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