The Voice of Conscience: Civil Rights, Post Civil Rights and the Future Freedom Struggle.” A Conference in honor of the Retirement of Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin
The Program in African American and Diaspora Studies along with the Vanderbilt Divinity School presents a two day conference on November 8-9, 2013 entitled The Voice of Conscience: Civil Rights, Post Civil Rights and the Future Freedom Struggle.” This conference is in honor of Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin on the occasion of his retirement from Vanderbilt after 30 years of teaching, research, and scholarship devoted to American Religious History and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.
Vanderbilt Divinity School (VDS) and Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Culture Center (BCC).
· November 7, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Benton Chapel, 7:00 p.m.
Howard Harrod Lecture presented by Dr. Baldwin with reception following
· November 8, Black Culture Center, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Meet and Greet. Reception for Honoree, family, conference participants, and invited guests
· November 9, Vanderbilt Divinity School - Reading Room, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Conference “The Voice of Conscience: Civil Rights, Post Civil Rights and the Future Freedom Struggle.”
o Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
o Session I: 9:15 a.m. -10:45a.m.
The Civil Rights Movement: Remembering and Honoring our Past
Amiri Yasin Al-Hadid, Former Chair of Africana Studies, Tennessee State University
Rufus Burrow, Professor of Christian Ethics, Christian Theological Seminary
Anthea Butler, Professor of Religious History, University or Pennsylvania
Raymond Sommerville, Professor of Church History, Christian Theological Seminary
o Plenary 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Ordinary Heroes in Alabama
Maria Gitin, Civil Right Veteran and Author, This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the voting Rights Fight (Foreword by Lewis V. Baldwin)
o Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
o Session II: 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Post Civil Rights Wanderings among the Hip Hop Generation
Corey B.D. Walker, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Winston-Salem State University
Keri Day, Professor of Ethics & Director of Black Church Studies,
Brite Divinity School
Michael Brown, Malcolm X Center, Wabash College
Tim Lake, Professor or African American Literature, former Director of Malcolm
X Center, Wabash College
o Session III: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Do We Go From Here: The Future of the Freedom Movement
Chandra Taylor Smith, Vice President, Audubon Society, Environmental Research
Walter Fluker, Martin Luther King Jr. Chair in Ethics, Boston University
Barbara A. Holmes, President of United Theological Seminary, Twin Cities
Lewis V. Baldwin, Honoree and Professor of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt
o Family Reunion Celebration, Vanderbilt Divinity School, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
- Amiri Yassin Al-Hadid, Former Chair of Africana Studies, Tennessee State University. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michael Brown, Lecturer and Minister AME. email@example.com
- Rufus Burrow, Indiana Professor of Christian Thought and Theological Ethics, Christian Theological Seminary. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anthea D. Butler, Professor of Religious History, University of Pennsylvania. email@example.com
- Keri Day, Assistant Professor of Theological and Social ethics and Black Church Studies, Brite Divinity School. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walter Fluker, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Ethical Studies, Boston University. email@example.com
- Barbara A, Holmes, President of United Theological Seminary, Twin Cities.
- Timothy Lake, Associate Professor of English, Wabash College. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chandra Taylor Smith, Vice President of Community and Conservation, National Audubon Society. email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Raymond Sommerville, William G. Irwin Associate Professor of Church History, Christian Theological seminary. Prof. Church History Christian Theological Seminary. email@example.com
- Corey B.D. Walker, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Winston-Salem State University. firstname.lastname@example.org