Charting the course of race, religion in early 20th century migration

     Marlin Hardy, 5, claps to get the attention of teachers as the field hands in the mural

    Marlin Hardy, 5, claps to get the attention of teachers as the field hands in the mural " The Great Migration" loom behind him Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1995, in Chicago. The mural by Marcus Akinlana is just one of several new features at the Elliott Donnelley Youth Center playground on the city's South Side. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)

    The early 20th century in America was marked by big demographic shifts and a reassessment of the role of religion by many caught up in the changes.

    That’s the focus of Princeton religion professor Judith Weisenfeld’s new book, “New World A-Comin’: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration.”

    She joined Newsworks Tonight’s Dave Heller to offer some insight on the time period.

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