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Katie G. Cannon papers, 1955 -- 2018

Summary Information

Abstract

Katie Geneva Cannon, the first African-American woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church, was a minister, professor, and foundational voice of womanist theology. The collection contains professional and personal materials including coursework, biographical material, artwork, teaching resources including syllabi, writing and research materials including drafts and notes, sermons, lectures and documentation of speaking engagements, correspondence, and publicity materials.

At a Glance

Bib ID 15153874 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Cannon, Katie G.
Title Katie G. Cannon papers, 1955 -- 2018
Physical Description 2.75 linear feet (2 linear feet; 3 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Onsite storage.

Some materials may be closed during digitization in mid-2021.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series by content type: Coursework and personal material, Teaching resources, Writings, Speaking engagements, and Publicity and events.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains professional and personal materials of Reverend Doctor Katie Geneva Cannon, the first African-American woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church and a foundational voice of womanist theology. The collection includes Cannon's coursework and early personal and biographical material, including report cards, awards, papers, exams, and notes, as well as a CV, reunion materials and event programs, and doodles and other artwork created by Cannon. This collection also contains teaching resources, including syllabi and exams, student work, workshop materials, articles and readings, bibliographies, and notes; writings by Cannon, including published and draft forms of articles, chapters, and notes and correspondence related to her writings; lectures, addresses, sermons, and correspondence and publicity materials related to speaking engagements; as well as materials related to conferences Cannon attended, and magazines, clippings, and other publications compiled by Cannon, often including articles by or about her.  

  • Series I: Coursework and personal material, 1955 -- 2008

    This series contains coursework and other materials-- including report cards, awards, papers, exams, and notes-- from Cannon's years at Kannapolis (North Carolina) primary and high schools, Barber-Scotia College, Johnson C. Smith Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. This series also contains biographical and personal material, including a CV, reunion materials and event programs, and doodles and other artwork created by Cannon.

  • Series II: Teaching resources, 1983 -- 2016

    This series contains syllabi and exams, student work samples, workshop descriptions and materials, correspondence, articles and readings, bibliographies, notes, and other teaching resources used and/or compiled by Cannon.

  • Series III: Writings, 1975 -- 2018

    This series contains published and draft forms of articles, chapters, and other writings by Cannon, as well as notes and correspondence related to her writings.

  • Series IV: Speaking engagements, circa 1970 -- 2018

    This series contains lectures, addresses, sermons, narrative text for bible studies, as well as correspondence and other materials related to speaking engagements. Materials are both typed and handwritten, often with slashes or other markers of speech rhythms, as well as notes and edits. Some folders contain multiple drafts or versions.

  • Series V: Publicity and events, circa 1970 -- 2018

    This series contains announcements and flyers as well as correspondence related to Cannon's speaking engagements and other events, materials related to conferences Cannon attended, and magazines, clippings, and other publications compiled by Cannon, often including articles by or about her.

Burke Library record group:

Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship (AWTS)

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Onsite storage.

Some materials may be closed during digitization in mid-2021.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Preferred Citation

Item description, Katie G. Cannon papers, 1955-2018, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

Katie Geneva Cannon papers, Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia PA 19147-1516 USA.

Katie Geneva Cannon Research Collection, Union Presbyterian Seminary, William Smith Morton Library, 3401 Brook Road Richmond, VA 23227.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of this collection was donated by Bridgett Cannon, Katie G. Cannon's niece, and received in August 2020, accession AWTS-2021-001. Earlier donations of material were received from Katie G. Cannon in 2014, accessions 2014-005 and 2014-009.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Materials were minimally processed: original folders with titles (provided by Cannon or her niece Bridgett Cannon) were kept when possible; some material was re-housed in acid-free folders, and all folders were placed in acid-free boxes. The finding aid, including a folder-level inventory and series-level descriptions, was created by Leah Edelman in 2021.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Katie Geneva Cannon, the first African American woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church, was a minister, professor, and foundational voice of womanist theology. Cannon was born on January 3, 1950 in Kannapolis, North Carolina to Emanuelette Corine Lytle Cannon and Esau Cannon. She earned a BA from Barber-Scotia College in 1971 and an MDiv from the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in 1974, and became the first African American woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church, by the Catawba Presbytery, in 1974. Cannon was also the first African American woman to earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Union Theological Seminary, in 1983. Cannon served on the faculties of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA (1984-1992) and Temple University (1992-2001), among others, before joining the faculty of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA in 2001. Cannon was the Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Union until her death in 2018. She founded the Center For Womanist Leadership at Union in 2018.

Cannon is the author of Black Womanist Ethics (1988); Katie's Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community (1995); and Teaching Preaching: Isaac Rufus Clark and Black Sacred Rhetoric (2002), and editor of Inheriting Our Mothers' Gardens: Feminist Theology in Third World Perspective (1988); Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader (2011); and The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology (2014), among other works. Cannon served as President of the Society for the Study of Black Religion, and received numerous awards for her work, including Spelman College's Distinguished Professor Award, the Lucy Craft Laney Award at the Black Presbyterian Bicentennial Celebration, the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s General Assembly Excellence in Theological Education Award, the American Academy of Religion's Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Union Medal, the highest award of distinction presented by Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Cannon lectured widely on theological and ethical topics as a pioneering voice in womanist theology, which examines the intersection of feminism, racial identity, religion, and oppression, and centers and affirms the experience of Black women. Cannon died in Richmond, VA from acute leukemia on August 8, 2018 at age 68.

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Series I: Coursework and personal material, 1955 -- 2008

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet

This series contains coursework and other materials-- including report cards, awards, papers, exams, and notes-- from Cannon's years at Kannapolis (North Carolina) primary and high schools, Barber-Scotia College, Johnson C. Smith Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. This series also contains biographical and personal material, including a CV, reunion materials and event programs, and doodles and other artwork created by Cannon.

This series is arranged in rough chronological order. Original folder titles kept where available.



Box 1 Folder 1 Kannapolis schools, circa 1955 -- 1967, 2002, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 2 Barber-Scotia College, circa 1967 -- 1996, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 3 Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), circa 1971 -- 1974, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 4 Biographical and personal materials, circa 1966 -- 2008, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 5 Doodles and badges, circa 1989 -- 2008, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 6 Rosetta Ross interview, 2005-10-26, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 7 ITC: Samuel's Role in the Establishment of the Hebrew Monarchy, 1971-10-21, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 8 ITC: The Book of Ruth Then and Now, 1971-12-02, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 9 ITC: An Interpretation of Black Theology and Black Power, 1972-04-26, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 10 ITC: Reinhold Neibuhr's Ethics: An Ethics for Black Liberation, 1972-04-27, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 11 ITC: A Nation Under God: The Theology of the Establishment of the Monarchy, 1972-12-14, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 12 ITC: Abelard, Peter, 1972-12-14, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 13 ITC: Book Review: Christianity and Power Politics, 1974-02-06, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 14 ITC: A Pilgrim' Progress [sic], 1974-02-18, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 15 ITC: Exams and coursework, circa 1971 -- 1974, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 16 UTS: An Exegetical Paper on Hosea 11:1-7, 1975-09-02, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 17 UTS: The Agony of Gethesemane, circa 1975 -- 1976, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 18 UTS: Matriculation Exam, 1978-07-31, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 19 UTS: King, M.L. Jr., 1979-01-05, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 20 UTS: Prospectus for Field Examinations in Christian Ethics Outline Field Examinations I-V, 1980-01-15, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 21 UTS: [Field] Examination [I], circa 1980, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 22 UTS: Field Examination II, 1980-12, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 23 UTS: Field Examination III, 1980-12, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 24 UTS: Field Examination IV, 1980-12, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 25 UTS: Field Examination VI, circa 1980, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 26 UTS: Field Examinations, circa 1980, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 27 UTS: Field Study Overview, 1974 -- 1982, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 28 UTS: Prospectus [Dissertation], 1981-02-02, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 29 UTS: Field Examination V, 1981-12-16, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 30 UTS: Resources for a Constructive Ethic for Black Women in the Life and Work of Zora Neale Hurston: A Dissertation Proposal, 1982-09, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 31 UTS: The Inclusion of Sermons in Black Women's Fiction, circa 1975 -- 1983, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 32 UTS: Academic Dossier, circa 1983 -- 1986, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 33 The Theophanic Invitation, 1974-12-05, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 34 The Distinctive Characterizations Between Professional and Non-Professional Prophets, 1974-12-13, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 35 A Paper Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Course Requirements of Systematic Theology, circa 1971 -- 1983, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 36 Position on Church and State, circa 1971 -- 1983, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 37 The United Nations and Peace, circa 1971 -- 1983, 1 folders

Series II: Teaching resources, 1983 -- 2016

This series contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet

This series contains syllabi and exams, student work samples, workshop descriptions and materials, correspondence, articles and readings, bibliographies, notes, and other teaching resources used and/or compiled by Cannon.

This series is arranged in rough alphabetical order. Original folder titles kept where available.


Box 1 Folder 38 Collected syllabi: Cannon, circa 1989 -- 2016, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 39-40 Collected syllabi: Cannon and others, circa 1983 -- 2016, 2 folders


Box 1 Folder 41 Course Projections 2018-2020, circa 2016, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 42 Lutheran Seminary, 1994, 1 folders

75 years from the date of creation (FERPA restricted student work only; other material in folder remains open).


Box 1 Folder 43 Mining the Motherlode: Academic Teaching of Religion to African American Students, 1999, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 44 Proposal for a Lilly Teaching Workshop, 1996 -- 1997, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 45 Resources for Constructive Ethics 1986-1987 EDS, 1984 -- 1985, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 46 Resources - Disapora Literacy Picture Book, 1989, 1 folders

75 years from the date of creation (FERPA restricted student work only; other material in folder remains open).


Box 1 Folder 47 Sample syllabus: Womanist Theology and Ethics, circa 2000 -- 2016, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 48 Sermonic Notes, circa 1983 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 49 Working Bibliography: Preaching in the Black Idiom, circa 1983 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 50 Teaching resources, circa 2000 -- 2016, 1 folders


Box 1 Folder 51 Temple University, 2000 -- 2001, 1 folders

Series III: Writings, 1975 -- 2018

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet

This series contains published and draft forms of articles, chapters, and other writings by Cannon, as well as notes and correspondence related to her writings.

This series is arranged in rough alphabetical order. Original folder titles kept where available.



Box 2 Folder 1 African American Pulpit, circa 1997 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 2 African Research Project Abstract, circa 1998 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 3 Afro-Brazilian Retentions: A Reservoir for Deepening Diasporic Knowledge, circa 2012 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 4 Afterthoughts for "Doing the Work Our Souls Must Have", circa 2010 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 5 Black Womanist Liberation Ethics, circa 1975 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 6 A Brief History [African American clergywomen in PC-USA], 1999-05-09, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 7 "Call and Consequences" by Raquel St. Clair review, circa 2007 -- 2008, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 8 Christian Imperialism and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 2008, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 9 Codes of Ethics in Freedom Narratives, circa 2010 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 10 Cross-Cultural Service as Source for Intellectual Bridge-Building, circa 2000 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 11 The Economic Impacts of Racism--According to Oliver C. Cox, circa 1983 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 12 Entering Creatively into the Life-transforming "Way of Wisdom": The Usefulness of the "Moving Step Exercises", 2003, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 13 Ethnic notions, circa 1975 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 14 Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: The Womanist Dilemma in the Development of a Black Liberation Ethic, circa 1987 -- 2000, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 15 Homecoming in the Hinterlands: Ethical Ministries of Mission in Nigeria, circa 2009 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 16 Interweaving of Economic Structures and Racism: Oliver C. Cox's Social Theory, circa 1983 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 17 Jots and Tittles: Dotting every i, crossing every t, circa 2000, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 18 King and Gender Justice, 2007 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 19 Lest We Forget: The Road to Reunion, 1985-06, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 20 The Man Farthest Down in Europe, circa 2010, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 21 Mapping Methodological Directions for Womanist Scholarship, circa 2016 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 22 Merging Mission, Memory, and Ministry, circa 2010 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 23 Moral Wisdom in the Black Women's Literary Tradition, 1993, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 24 Must I be womanist?, circa 2006, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 25 Racial/Ethnic Woman in Ministry Conference: An Overview, circa 1979, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 26 Selected Comparison of Moral Agency in the Formal Theological-Ethical Writings of Black Christian Theology, circa 1983 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 27 Sexing Black Women: Liberation from the Prisonhouse of Anatomical Authority, circa 2004, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 28 Slave Ideology and Biblical Interpretation, circa 1986 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 29 Surviving the Blight, circa 1986 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 30 Teach A Woman, Teach A People: An Interfaith Trialogue, circa 1994 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 31 Teaching Africentric Ethics: "The Hinges Upon Which the Future Swings", circa 2003, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 32 A Theological Analysis of Imperialistic Christianity, circa 1986 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 33 There's a Bond Between Us: Barber-Scotia and My Family, 1975-11, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 34 Theoretical Working Draft: The Academy of Womanist Preaching, circa 1990 -- 1993, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 35 Thurman, Howard Conference, circa 1981 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 36 The Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Continuing Impact on Religion and Poverty in Ghana, 2003-07, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 37 Transformative Grace, 2006, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 38 Trouble in Paradise: Representing Bliss in Non-Orgiastic Language, circa 2009 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 39 Unctuousness as Virtue--According to the Life of Zora Neale Hurston, circa 1983 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 40 Unearthing Ethical Treasures, circa 1998 -- 2000, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 41 "The Will to Arise: Women, Tradition, and the Church in Africa" Foreword, circa 1990 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 42 A Womanist Interpretation of Sacred Rhetoric in African American Texts, circa 1989 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 43 Womanist Mentoring: African American Perspectives, 2017-08-29, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 44 Womanist Perspectival Discourse and Canon Formation, 1993, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 45 The Womanist Theology Primer, circa 2007 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 46 Writings: Miscellaneous Content, circa 1983 -- 2018, 1 folders

Series IV: Speaking engagements, circa 1970 -- 2018

This series is open for research.

0.75 linear feet; 0.75 linear feet

This series contains lectures, addresses, sermons, narrative text for bible studies, as well as correspondence and other materials related to speaking engagements. Materials are both typed and handwritten, often with slashes or other markers of speech rhythms, as well as notes and edits. Some folders contain multiple drafts or versions.

This series is arranged in rough alphabetical order. Original folder titles kept where available.


Box 2 Folder 47 Avoiding the Pitfalls in Life, 1976, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 48 The Beloved Community and Eco-Justice, 2010, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 49 Black Thought/Black Strategy: The Analysis of Racism as an Ethical Issue, 1983-12-03, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 50 Codes of Ethics in Slave Novels, circa 2000 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 51 Confidence in the Ableness of God, 2003 -- 2005, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 52 Conspiracy Against God, 2004-08-22, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 53 Cost of Discipleship, circa 1970 -- 1989, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 54 Courage for Such a Time as This, circa 1996, circa 2008, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 55 Daring to Speak the Unspeakable, 2002-02-06, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 56 Discipleship of Equals: Resisting Lop-Sided Missions, 1998, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 57 Embodied Mediated Wisdom: Black Women's Literature as Sacred Texts, circa 2008 -- 2009, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 58 Equipping People to Respect Race in the Work of Justice, circa 1980 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 59 Ethics and Literature, circa 1998 -- 2000, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 60 Everyday Matters of Life and Death, 1997 -- 1998, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 61 First United Presbyterian Church Bible Study, 2003 -- 2007, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 62 The Gift and Curse of Class in Alice Walker's Meridian, circa 1983 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 63 The Heartbreak of Living: Womanist Critique of Effective Evangelism, circa 2000 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 64 International Conference on Racism and Globalization: an ethical mapping of the transatlantic slave trade, circa 2008, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 65 Justice in Search of a People, circa 1995, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 66 Loading the Canon, circa 1996 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 67 No Center - No Outer Edge: Living with Intergrity in Situations of Oppression, circa 1983 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 68 Off the Menu, circa 2007, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 69 On Remembering Who We Are, 1993-08-01, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 70 Out of the Shadows of Death, circa 2000 -- 2004, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 71 The Patience to Wait, circa 1970 -- 1983, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 72 Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Classroom, circa 1983 -- 1995, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 73 Possibilities for Justice, 1999 -- 2000, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 74 The Power of Ontological Blackness in the Presbyterian Tradition, 2004-06-27, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 75 Preaching and Social Change, 2002, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 76 Prophetic Preaching: The Register of Ministerial Significance/The Key Category of Vocational Importance, circa 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 77 Prophets for a New Day, circa 1992 -- 1996, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 78 The Pulpit as a Mission Site - According to James H. Robinson, circa 1990, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 79 Remembering What We Never Knew, circa 1983 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 80 Remembering Who We Are From a Theological Perspective, 1994-07-20, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 81 Revolutionaries in Zion, 2012-10-11, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 82 The Road to Emmaus - Sermon, circa 1991, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 83 The Scholarly Vocation and the Common Good, 2002, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 84 Sermon as Genre: Black Preaching as Process in the Work of Zora Neale Hurston, circa 1991 -- 1993, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 85 Silencing the Voices from Within, circa 1980, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 86 The Social Dialect in Toni Morrison's Jazz, circa 1994 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 87 The Sound of Memory: Social Teachings in Black Sacred Rhetoric, circa 2000 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 88 The Sound of Memory: Understanding the Rhythm of Ethical Cadence, circa 2000 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 2 Folder 89 Speaking: Miscellaneous Content, circa 1983 -- 2018, 1 folders



Box 3 Folder 1 The Spirit of God in the Book of Ezekiel - Sermon, 1982, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 2 Squaring the Ethical Circle: Zora Neale Hurston as a Doer of Justice, 2012, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 3 Talking About Race, circa 1998 -- 2005, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 4 A Taste of Paradise: Womanist Norms for Emancipatory Praxis, circa 2004, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 5 Thematic Exposition of the Sacred Rhetoric in BlackWomen's Texts, circa 1991 -- 1993, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 6 Theorizing the Personal: Zora Neale Hurston and the Ruby McCollum Trial, circa 1993 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 7 To Tell The Truth, circa 1970 -- 1990, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 8 Translating Womanism Into Pedagogical Practice, 1997, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 9 Unearthing Ethical Treasures: The Intrusive Markers of Social Class, 2004, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 10 Unfolding Texts of Contextual Promise, 1994-07-18, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 11 Unshackling Ethical Truth: A Womanist Critique of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, circa 2004 -- 2005, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 12 Untethering Grace from Dogmatic Anchors: A Womanist Critique of the Transatlantic Slave trade, circa 2004 -- 2005, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 13 Voice Crying from the Ground, circa 1970 -- 1990, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 14 Walking Across the Rim Bones of Nothingness, 1990, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 15 Walking Humbly With Our God: Moral Linkages that Lie at the Heart of Womanist Homiletics, circa 2005, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 16 The Way of the Cross, circa 1970 -- 1990, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 17 What is Africa to me?, circa 2003 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 18 Where Ethics and Eschatology Meet: Zora Neale Hurston's Account of the Ruby McCollum Trial, circa 1993, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 19 The (W)hole of Wisdom: Black Women's Literature as Sacred Texts, circa 2004 -- 2005, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 20 To Whom Do We Belong, circa 1990, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 21 Womanism at Harvard 2017, 2017, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 22 Womanist Epistemological Sensibilities: Transforming Antiquated Modes of Religious Hierarchies in Light of Liberationist Pedagogical Ideals, 1993, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 23 Womanist Hermeneutics Lecture 2: Participating in the Unfolding Acts of Creation, circa 1997 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 24 Womanist TheoEthics, 2010, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 25 Womanist Theological Ethics: When Doing Nothing is Never Enough, 2008, 1 folders

Series V: Publicity and events, circa 1970 -- 2018

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet

This series contains announcements and flyers as well as correspondence related to Cannon's speaking engagements and other events, materials related to conferences Cannon attended, and magazines, clippings, and other publications compiled by Cannon, often including articles by or about her.

This series is arranged in rough alphabetical order. Original folder titles kept where available.


Box 3 Folder 26 Announcement Flyers KGC, circa 1970 -- 2018, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 27 BPU: Big Tent, circa 1998 -- 2014, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 28 Black Women in the Academy, 1994 -- 1999, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 29 Correspondence Form Letters, 1998 -- 2007, 1 folders


Box 3 Folder 30-33 Publications, circa 1970 -- 2018, 4 folders


Box 3 Folder 34 Women of Color, 1998 -- 1999, 1 folders