Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series

Since 1975, the Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series has brought outstanding black preachers to Duke University. The lectures are named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, pastor emeritus of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Gardner C. Taylor Lecturers Since 1975

  • Rev. Zan W. Holmes, Jr.: Sept 25-26, 2012
  • Rev. Dr. Dale P. Andrews: Sept 27-28, 2011
  • Dr. Gary V. Simpson and Dr. James Earl Massey: Sept. 28-29, 2010
  • Dr. Alton B. Pollard III: Sept. 29-30, 2009
  • Dr. Valerie Bridgeman: Oct. 7-8, 2008
  • Dr. Brad Braxton: Oct. 2-3, 2007
  • Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr.: Oct. 4, 2006
  • Dr. Kwame Bediako: Oct. 5, 2005
  • Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue: Oct. 5-6, 2004
  • Bishop Gregory V. Palmer: Oct. 7-8, 2003
  • Bishop Michael Bruce Curry: Oct. 1-2, 2002
  • Reverend Dr. Delores Carpenter: Oct. 2-3, 2001
  • Reverend Clifford A. Jones Sr.: Oct. 3-4, 2000
  • Dr. Vashti M. Mckenzie: Oct. 6, 1998
  • Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton: Oct. 7, 1997
  • John Hurst Adams: Oct. 1, 1996
  • Dr. Gardner C. Taylor: Oct. 3-4, 1995
  • Reverend Prathia Hall Wynn: Oct. 5-6, 1994
  • Bishop Joseph Johnson: Oct. 6, 1993
  • Dr. Samuel D. Proctor: Oct. 7-8, 1992
  • Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr.: Oct. 2-3, 1991
  • Bishop Ithiel C. Clemmons: Oct. 3-4, 1990
  • Dr. J. Johnson: Oct. 2, 1990
  • Reverend Carrie Hunter- Bolton: Oct. 3-5, 1989
  • Dr. Renita J. Weems: Oct. 3-5 , 1989
  • Bishop Joseph B. Bethea: Oct. 19-21, 1988
  • Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.: Oct. 29, 1986
  • Dr. Herbert O. Edwards, Sr.: Oct. 16-17, 1985
  • Dr. Henry H. Mitchell III: Oct. 17-18, 1984
  • Dr. L.H. Whelchel, Jr.: Oct. 26-27, 1983
  • Rev. Dr. Robert H. Wilson: Nov. 18-19, 1981
  • Rev. E.C. Tillman: Nov. 11-13, 1980
  • Dr. Miles Jerome Jones: Nov. 6-8, 1979
  • Dr. Gardner C. Taylor: Nov. 16-17, 1978
  • Dr. David T. Shannon: Nov. 18, 1976
  • Dr. William Augustus Jones, Jr.: Nov. 13-14, 1975