Tag: Morehouse College
Generations of African slaves found a powerful way of singing through suffering in spirituals that were rooted in biblical stories and images. More
Correspondent Kim Lawton talks again with minister, educator, author, and Morehouse College president Robert Franklin, who turns to theologian Howard Thurman to make sense of the events of 9/11. More
“American politics is broken today, and Dr. King’s message, his life, his values and virtues can offer us a strategy for healing what is broken.” More
The president of Morehouse College speaks about Martin Luther King Jr.’s religious maturation as well as the need for contemporary Americans to have “the moral will to act” in the face of persistent economic disparities between blacks and whites.
A collection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal papers – including handwritten drafts of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech – are for sale. Sotheby’s curator Elizabeth Muller gave Kim Lawton a private glimpse of the collection. More
Howard Thurman had a profound spiritual impact on civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet for much of the last half century, Thurman’s contributions have often been overlooked. Now, more than 20 years after his death in 1981, Howard Thurman is finding a new audience. More
Read more of our interview with Walter Fluker, director and editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project at Morehouse College. More