Second Annual James H. Cone Lecture
Union is pleased to announce the Second Annual James H. Cone Lecture will be presented by Cheryl Townsend Gilkes. In honor of Dr. James H. Cone, the father of Black Liberation Theology, this annual lecture will continue forth his legacy of prophetic Black theological and religious thought that pricks the conscience of America.
Join us Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST, as Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology and director of the African American Studies Program at Colby College will deliver a lecture titled The Troubles in Mind Nobody Knows: James Cone’s Enduring Witness and the Spirituals, Sacred and Secular. RSVP to attend in-person or virtually.
There will be a moderated conversation and Q&A with Dr. Gilkes after the lecture.
About Cheryl Townsend Gilkes
Cheryl Townsend Gilkes (Pronounced “Jillks”) is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology and director of the African American Studies Program at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. An ordained Baptist minister, she is an assistant pastor for special projects at the Union Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and holds degrees in sociology from Northeastern University (B.A.,M.A., Ph.D.). Her specialties focus on African American women, religion, social change, and the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois for sociology, African American studies, and religious studies, and her research, teaching, and writing have specifically focused on the role of African American women in generating social change and on the diverse roles of black Christian women in the twentieth century. She is currently at work on a book titled, That Blessed Book: The Bible and the African American Cultural Imagination, and some of her essays and articles are gathered in her 2001 book, If It Wasn’t for the Women: Black Women’s Experience and Womanist Culture in Church and Community. READ MORE