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Duke Divinity School and the Office of Black Church Studies will hold a 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series worship service with preaching by James A. Forbes Jr., senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, both in New York City. The Gospel Choir will sing.
Professor Willie Jenning talks in a video interview with Colorado & Company TV news show in Denver, Colo., about race and Christian Theology as part of Black History Month
When the Duke University Board of Trustees voted March 8, 1961 to desegregate the university's graduate and professional schools, it was a move that had long been supported by many Divinity School students and faculty (see Divinity School a Leader in Push for Integration).
Professor William Turner exorts people in MLK commemoration sermon to use their individual power to make a difference in the world, according to The Herald-Sun
Thirteen years before the Duke University Board of Trustees voted in 1961 to desegregate the graduate and professional schools, Duke Divinity School faculty and students, motivated by their Christian faith, had started pushing for integration through soul-searching discussions and written petitions.