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“Where Does Your Christ Come From?”

Christ the redeemer statue

“Where Does Your Christ Come From?” Exploring the Prevalence and Significance of the White Jesus Phenomenon Among Black Christian Women and Men

An exhibit by Stephanie House-Niamke, WVU Sociology PhD Student 

WVU Downtown Library Graduate Commons, Ground Level

October-December 2022

Curator reception, Oct. 14, 4-6pm

"This project is based on my master's thesis which focuses on understanding the creation, purpose, prevalence and significance of the White Jesus Phenomenon for Black Christians. The purpose of the exhibit is to present some themes and findings from my interviews with participants and to engage the audience with considering the same imagery and its meaning to them." – Stephanie House-Niamke, WVU Sociology PhD Student