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February 28, 2020
Lewis-Scruggs Conference Center
During the Mid-Twentieth century, American Baptist College was considered to be an intellectual space of dialogue and inquiry. The College influenced the social and political trajectory of African Americans on local, regional and national platforms. Scholars and clergy alike convened on the campus of ABC in order to lay bare the existential crisis associated with being black in America. Social and political problems were explicated, and probable solutions were debated in terms of potential effectiveness. To this end, faculty and students from American Baptist College assisted in inaugurating the Nashville sit-ins, and facilitated the training of non-violent resistance for civil rights volunteers. American Baptist College seeks to further its commitment to transformational conversation by engaging in monthly meetings with scholars who present on issues germane to the plight of Twenty-First century African Americans. These scholarly presentations are interdisciplinary in nature. However, the overall thrust situates the African American lived experience as the primary concern.
The sessions will be held in Lewis-Scruggs Conference Center on campus from 12:30pm-1:30pm, monthly during Fall and Spring semesters. The first workshop is scheduled for February 28, 2020.