This fascinating workshop looks at the survival of African American folk practices and religion buried in Memphis history. Learn about police raids on rootworkers, family disputes over mojo bags and a murder that shook Memphis history. Author Tony Kail shares his fieldwork and discoveries of Hoodoo and conjure culture through a virtual visual tour from the streets of Memphis to the plantations of the Mississippi Delta.This is a 120 minute foundational level lecture.About the Presenter:Tony Kail is a cultural anthropologist who has spent over thirty years researching magico-religious cultures. Kail has performed fieldwork in Africa, Cuba and around the U.S. He has lectured at more than one hundred universities, hospitals and public safety agencies. Kail has been featured on CNN Online, the History Channel and numerous radio, television and print outlets.
Black Cat Bones and Beale Street: A Visual Tour of Hoodoo and Conjure in Memphis