Race/Ethnicity and Religion in American History

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Much has been written about the long history of racial and ethnic issues in the United States, from issues of racial inequality to those of immigration. Since religion is a powerful social institution, one that unites and divides people, what role does it play in the history of race/ethnicity in America? This learning module serves as a guide to understand how religion and race/ethnicity have historically been interconnected.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes.


Skills Utilized

  • Reading comprehension
  • Critical thinking through the use of historical connections
  • Self-directed navigation with interactive learning tools


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