Annual Father Joseph M. Davis, S.M. Black Catholic History Month Lecture

Sunday, October 29

Time: 3:30 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Location: Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center

Tags:  Lecture, Black History, Catholic

Cost:  Free and open to the public

The Annual Father Joseph M. Davis, S.M. Black Catholic History Month Lecture will be on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sears Recital Hall.  This year's lecture will be presented by Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle, Professor of Musicology, Miami University of Ohio. 

Dr. Kernodle's presentation is titled "Jazz, Spirituality, and the Culture of Resistance in Civil Rights America."  Her lecture will highlight the musical response of Mary Lou Williams, a world renowned African American jazz composer and pianist, to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. By the 1960s, Ms. Williams, who had converted to Roman Catholicism in the 1950s, had begun devoting her talents to the creation of music for worship in the Catholic tradition.  Dr. Kernodle's lecture will illuminate the intersection of Ms. William's Catholicism, her experience as an African American, and her response to the civil rights movement. 

Image by William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006), photographer. Restored by Adam Cuerden. In public domain.

Contact Information:

Name:  Dr. Cecilia Moore
Website:  https://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/academics/religiousstudies/welcome/index.php
Phone:  cmoore1@udayton.edu