Date(s) - February 24, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Christ Church Cranbrook - Hospitality Center
Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel
Drawing from the recent release of of his latest book, Professor Dorrien will offer an important lecture on The Rev. Dr. martin Luther King, Jr. in the black social gospel movement. As Dorrien writes, “Nobody disputes that Martin Luther King Jr. was a major social gospel figure. Yet we never had, until now, a work that places King in the black social gospel tradition that led to him.” By retelling this history, Dorrien hopes to remember the legacy of “the mid-twentieth century black church leaders who embraced the full-orbed, modern, progressive, justice-oriented, internationalist social gospel from the beginning of their careers and fulfilled it. They did not break their nation of white supremacy or other forms of oppression connected to it. But they inspired and led America’s greatest liberation movement.