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Nicole Myers Turner Publishes First Book

Former Richards Center postdoctoral fellow Nicole Myers Turner has published her Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia, with the University of North Carolina Press. This is Dr. Turner's first book. She is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University and was the center's postdoctoral fellow in African American history during the 2015-2016 academic year. During her fellowship, she refined the manuscript that would become Soul Liberty. The book explores how freedpeople adapted new strategies to pursue religious and political self-determination in Virginia, following emancipation and the abolition of slavery. You can read more about Soul Liberty and order your own copy at the UNC Press website.