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Friday, October 3rd• 12 Noon

The Life and Legacy of Bishop Joseph Johnson

In honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 60th anniversary of his graduation from Vanderbilt University, an esteemed group of panelists will reflect on Bishop Joseph Johnson as a scholar, a bishop, and a civil rights advocate, as well as his legacy as Vanderbilt’s first African American student. Lunch served.  Free and open to the public.

Panelists include:
Dr. Emilie Townes (Moderator)
Dean, Vanderbilt School of Divinity

Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart
Retired Senior Bishop
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Dr. Riggins R. Earl, Jr.
Professor, Ethics and Theology
Interdenominational Theological Center

Rev. Cynthia Johnson Oliver, JD
President, Bishop Joseph Johnson
History Project
Associate Pastor, Annandale United Methodist Church

Dr. Evelyn Parker
Professor of Practical Theology
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University