Throughout February, the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will feature the 2021 Sankofa Black Alumni Preaching Series to celebrate the distinct contributions of the school’s alumni of African descent. Alumni will preach during four Tuesday worship services online from Goodson Chapel at 11:35 a.m.
The preachers for this year's series are: the Rev. Dustin Pickett, M.Div. 2016, campus minister for Christian Diversity and Ecumenical Ministry at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio; the Rev. Camille Glover, M.Div. 2013, an attorney in Washington, D.C.; the Rev. Raymonda Speller, M.Div. 2012, senior pastor of Community Congregational Church (UCC) in Montgomery, Ala.; and the Rev. Regina Henderson Moore, M.Div. 1997, owner of the Riverside Consulting Group in Columbia, S.C.
The Sankofa Black Alumni Preaching Series was established in 2014 during Black History Month. The word "sankofa" derives from the Akan language of Ghana and translates as "reach back and get it."
The worship services, guest preachers, and links to view the livestream are:
- February 2, 2021: Rev. Dustin Pickett
- February 9, 2021: Rev. Camille Glover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSlGstoB68k&feature=youtu.be
- February 16, 2021: Rev. Raymonda Speller: https://youtu.be/r2O-MFIzllU
- February 23, 2021: Rev. Regina Henderson-Moore: https://youtu.be/VoEM_U187V4.