"Our Lady of the Slaves: Marian Devotion in Cuba, Race and Revolution" with Prof. Jalane Schmidt

03/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Swift Hall, Common Room

Prof. Jalane Schmidt has has been engaged in field research in Cuba for the past 20 years. For her public lecture, she will discuss some of the fruits of that research: namely, popular devotion to Cuba's patron saint, Mary, the Virgin of Charity. Prof. Schmidt's talk will explore the ways in which this spectacular figure is represented and venerated, focusing particularly on the development of its veneration by Cubans of various racial and religious identities throughout its long history upon the island.

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