Black History Month Event Series

In  February and March of 2023 The Divinity School held a lunchtime event series in honor of Black History Month. Video of these events is now available on our YouTube channel.

January 18
RL Watson, Divinity School PhD 2018 and Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at Lake Forest College.
"'I may not get there with you': King and the Long Arc." in commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

February 1
Today's lunch program will feature books chosen by Divinity School students regarding topics around Black religion, Black life, and Black culture.  Attendees will have the opportunity to socialize over lunch and receive copies of the following books:

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor
  • Enfleshing Freedom by M. Shawn Copeland  
  • Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel Music in a Secular Age, by Jerma A. Jackson 
Eboni Marshall Turman

February 2
Eboni Marshall Turman, Associate Professor of Theology and African American Religion, Yale Divinity School, on "Scandal: Women, Violence, and the Challenge of Black Social Christianity." More information.


Larycia Hawkins

February 9
Larycia Hawkins, Assistant Professor, Politics and Religious Studies, Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab, University of Virginia. More information,


Braxton Shelley

February 14
Braxton Shelley, MDiv 2017 (and Music Department PhD, 2017) Associate Professor of Music, of Sacred Music, and of Divinity, Yale Divinity School. More information.


Nyle Fort

February 22
Nyle Fort, Mellon Teaching Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities; Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University. More information.


Jeremy Williams

March 2
Jeremy Williams, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.  More information.