iOS app Android app

Albert Raboteau
GET UPDATES FROM Albert Raboteau
Albert J. Raboteau who came to Princeton in 1982, is a specialist in American religious history. His research and teaching have focused on American Catholic history, African-American religious movements and currently he is working on Religion and Immigration issues. He has written Slave Religion: The 'Invisible Institution' in the Antebellum South, A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History, African-American Religion: Interpretative Essay in History, ed. with Timothy Fulop, A Sorrowful Joy and an updated 25th anniversary edition of Slave Religion. Most recently he co-edited with Richard Alba and Josh DeWind, Immigration and Religion in America: Comparative and Historical Perspectives.

Blog Entries by Albert Raboteau

'Under the Healing Wings of Suffering': Christianity, Slavery and Redemption in America

Posted February 25, 2011 | 21:13:45 (EST)

In his classic meditation on the spirituals, Deep River, Howard Thurman, made a profound observation about the role of Christian slaves in the nation's history. "By some amazing but vastly creative spiritual insight the slave undertook the redemption of a religion that the master had profaned in his midst."

...
Read Post

Black History Meditation: Remembering The Presence Of Our Ancestors

Posted February 20, 2011 | 20:22:23 (EST)

First initiated as Negro History Week in 1926 by the black historian Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History to remedy the wide-spread ignorance, neglect and distortion of African-American history due to racism, the observance was extended to a month in 1976...

Read Post

'The Least of These' -- Martin Luther King's Advocacy for the Poor

Posted January 16, 2011 | 18:24:55 (EST)

Martin Luther King Day memorials tend to celebrate King the Civil Rights leader, stressing his activism on behalf of interracial equality and reconciliation. We slight his emphasis on the link between racism and poverty and so neglect King the advocate of the poor. At the time of his assassination King...

Read Post