Today marks not only the once-every-four-years Leap Day, it also marks the end of our month-long series in celebration of African American History Month. We hope you've enjoyed the series and perhaps even learned something new about someone you admire, or learned of someone you might not have known of before. This month, we've featured educators, activists, scholars and religious leaders from the 18th century up to the present-day: Mary McLeod Bethune and Howard Thurman; E. Franklin Frazier and Harry Thacker Burleigh; Nannie Helen Burroughs and Warith Deen Muhammad; and Catherine Ferguson, Richard Allen and Rebecca Cox Jackson. In our final post, we feature religious leader Ida B. Robinson and sociologist Benjamin E. Mays.
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This is our final week of blog posts in celebration of African American History Month, and today we are featuring a number of instrumental and fascinating figures within religious history. We're pleased to welcome The Rev. Dr. Ore Lee Spragin, Jr., as a contributor to the blog this week. He is Professor of Church History here at the Foundation and the 2010 Macquarrie Fellow. Please click here to visit his faculty profile.
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The Graduate Theological Foundation offers residential institutes throughout the year in Indiana and in Florida. Upcoming dates are listed below. Each Institute is one week in length (Monday-Friday) and consists of a morning and an afternoon seminar; participants complete required readings, write personal responses and present their work to the group. Each Institute is focused on a particular area of study and is facilitated by a Foundation faculty member.
Participants are encouraged to present their personal responses to the readings from their own professional perspective...
This week, we continue our celebration of African American History Month by featuring educator and activist Nannie Helen Burroughs and religious leader Imam Warith Deen Muhammad. We’re pleased to welcome Imam Dr. Muhammad Hatim as a contributor to the blog this week. He is Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Chair of African American Muslim Studies at the Foundation.
Through our College Out Reach Education (C.O.R.E.) Program, doctoral alumni of the Foundation have the opportunity to offer undergraduate-level courses in their own dioceses, parishes and faith communities for individuals who would like to earn a bachelor's degree through Cloverdale College, the undergraduate division of the Foundation. This initiative was introduced a few years ago to engage Foundation alumni in a teaching role within their own communities.
Currently, there are CORE Programs in five different locations, four within the U.S. and one in West Africa.
We continue our celebration of African American History Month this week with a post on two major figures: E. Franklin Frazier, famed sociologist who focused on the black experience in America and black churches, and Harry Thacker Burleigh, singer, composer, and arranger. This week, we welcome The Rev. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt as a contributor to the blog. Dr. Hunt is E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies at the Foundation.