from the Office of Black Church Studies
The first black students to attend Duke Divinity School became highly regarded leaders in the church and in their communities.
As Duke University marks the 50th anniversary of the first black undergraduate students at Duke, we look back at integration at the Divinity School.
Rev. William Turner, professor of the practice of homiletics, invites the university to proceed with the momentum it started 50 years ago during a Jan. 20 service commermorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Turner, professor of the practice of homiletics and a member of one of the first classes to include African Americans, will speak on "Praise, Protest & Power: 50 Years in the Making," complementing the 50th anniversary of Duke's first black undergraduate students.
Audio recordings of the sermons and lecture are available on iTunes U.
The 2012 lecture and events Sept. 25-26 feature Pastor Zan Holmes Jr. and the Rev. Clarence Laney Jr.
Keith Daniel, an ordained Baptist minister, will start Sept. 1.
Professor Carter speaks about the connection between the identity of Jesus and the concept of race on “Office Hours.”
The Office of Black Church Studies will host Senior Bishop Thomas Hoyt, Jr. March 27-28, 2012.
Dr. Abraham Smith, professor of the New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, will present a lecture Feb. 14 on "The King James Bible and the Figuring of African American Bodies."