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University of Colorado Denver, Dept of Ethnic Studies
Rachel teaches here.
Daniel Minter - Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator
Rachel and Daniel have collaborated on several projects.
The Lithic Imagination and the Tertia: The Longian Paradigm and Art in the Study of Afro-Atlantic Religion
This essay discusses the ideas of historian of religion, Charles H. Long, and their usefulness for understanding art forms in the Afro-Atlantic world.
On Poetry and Mothering: Thoughts on African American Women's Mysticism
On commonalties among L. Clifton, R. Freeney Harding and the women of Candomble.
Links & Lit
Favorite websites and some of Rachel's essays
Authority, History and Everyday Mysticism in the Poetry of Lucille Clifton: A Womanist View
Rachel's essay about the work and spiritual sensibilities of poet Lucille Clifton.
You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: African American Spirituals and Religions of the Diaspora
Rachel wrote this essay for "The Spirituals Project" at the University of Denver. It is about deep-strata connections among African American Christianity, Brazilian Candomble, Haitian Vodou and Cuban Santeria/Lucumi.
The Veterans of Hope Project
A community-centered educational initiative founded by Vincent and Rosemarie Harding. VOHP gathers and shares insights and stories of spiritually-grounded traditions of social justice activism.
Video of Rachel lecturing on Candomblé at the Chautauqua Institution, 2014
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