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.
An interview with Eboni Marshall Turman, new director of the Office of Black Church Studies and assistant professor at the Divinity School.
The Divinity School names Valerie C. Cooper as the new associate professor of black church studies.
Professor Eboni Marshall Turman explores roots of sexism in black churches.