Ahead of the Game with Arts & Letters


Location: LaBar Recital Hall, O'Neill Hall

Every football Friday some of Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty discuss their research on the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. 

Sophie White, professor of American Studies

“Recovering the Voices of Enslaved Catholics in Colonial America” Sophie White, professor of American Studies

Eighteenth-century Louisiana was a Catholic colony, and the law required that enslaved Africans be baptized. Sophie White’s prize-winning research has revealed an extraordinary archive in which these enslaved Africans testified, and this talk will foreground how they spoke about faith and their relationship to Catholicism.

Free and open to the public.

Full schedule here.