Speaker Rebecca L. Davis: Public Confessions: The Religious Conversions that Changed American Politics
The Religious Conversions that
Changed American Politics
Featuring Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Sammy Davis Jr.
6 p.m.-7:00 pm Thursday, January 20th
In her new book, Professor Rebecca L Davis reveals the controversial religious conversions that shaped modern America and explains why the new faiths of notable figures including Clare Boothe Luce, Whittaker Chambers, Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Chuck Colson, and others riveted the American public. Unconventional religious choices charted new ways of declaring an “authentic” identity amid escalating Cold War fears of brainwashing and coercion.