This Black History Month, we will be honoring a cross-section of Union’s Black alums and faculty. Today, we honor Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes ’62, the Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor Emeritus and the first African American senior pastor of the @riversidenyc where he served for 18 years. While at Riverside, be brought the church to play a role in redeveloping the neighborhood and hosted prominent guests, such as the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. He was also a professor of homiletics for 13 years at Union. Known as the preacher’s preacher, Rev. James Forbes is a spiritual leader with charismatic style and radically progressive opinions.