Professor William Turner recalls how students acted to change the university following MLK's assassination.
The Rev. Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley will serve as a research professor of theology and Black Church Studies.
The grant will help identify future leaders and support them through a variety of formational opportunities.
Throughout February, the Divinity School will feature the Sankofa Black Alumni Preaching Series to celebrate the distinct contributions of the school’s alumni of African descent.
Professor Jennifer Harvey spoke on “Dear White Christians: So Now What?”
The guest lecturer for 2015 was James H. Cone.
Every Tuesday in February, the Divinity School celebrated the distinct contributions of the school’s alumni of African descent.
The Divinity School will host a public panel discussion Oct. 28 with two international advocates against the death penalty, including a Nobel Prize nominee.
Jelks will give a talk on Benjamin Mays and Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 1, and will preach in Goodson Chapel.
Townes, dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, will speak on womanist theology on Feb. 24.

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