Preaching and Protest: Sermons from Duke Chapel during the Civil Rights Era
Story+ Preaching and Protest investigated the relationship between the regular activity of Sunday morning preaching with the extraordinary public protest and social change between February 1, 1960 (the Greensboro, NC lunch counter sit in) and July 2, 1964 (the passage of the Civil Rights Act). Students worked with and researched the sermonic contents of the Duke Chapel Recordings Digital Collection during this timeframe in order to reveal the (dis)connections of the contents with significant local and national activities, including campus and community protests, and local and national news reports. From this research, students created a dynamic digital timeline and exhibition drawn from their study and these resources.
Rev. Luke A. Powery, Dean of Duke University Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School
Peace Lee, PhD Candidate in Homiletics, Duke Divinity School
Sonja Andrews (MA Student)
Elizabeth Grantland, Naomi Lilly, Brennen Neeley
The team researched how preaching in Duke Chapel during the 1960s intersected with the public protest and social change of that era. You can view the 92 sermons they analyzed and more at https://repository.duke.edu/dc/dukechapel.
- Public Humanities
- Civil Rights
- Audio & Video Editing
- Collaborative Work
- Working with Primary Sources & Archival Research