Columbia Connects: Throughout the autumn, university-wide alumni will be attending events around the world to celebrate their alumni connections while welcoming new graduates to CAA club regions. Whether new to a club or a returning member, please join us and celebrate everything it means to be a member of the Columbia community!
Join Dr. Chris Stacey for our "Topics in Chicago History" virtual lecture and discussion series on Zoom. History of Chicago: Gospel Music and a New Sacred Order. This lecture is open to all members of the Columbia alumni community and their family and friends. Topic Preview: The emergence of the sanctified church among “New Settler” migrants led to the development of a storefront church culture in the Black Metropolis. In the 1930s, Thomas Dorsey and Theodore Fyre organized the first gospel chorus at Ebenezer Baptist Church. A populist movement emerged where New Settler migrants expressed their personal frustration with the class-preoccupied status quo of everyday life.
*All Columbia Connects events will be held in the CAA global club's local timezone.