Oct. 23, 2020—A virtual symposium with noted speakers and artists will reflect on the civil rights legacy of Kelly Miller Smith Sr., Vanderbilt’s first African American administrator, and its meaning today. The symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Jul. 6, 2020—Hundreds participated in a Memorial Service Against Racism on June 29 organized by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell.
Office of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to host Memorial Service Against Racism with university leaders
Jun. 24, 2020—Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell will host a memorial event on Monday, June 29, to honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and the countless lives lost due to anti-Black racism and police brutality in the United States.
Feb. 18, 2019—David Williams II was remembered as a courageous vice chancellor, outstanding athletics director, brilliant law professor and devoted husband and father during a celebration of life service Feb. 15.
Nov. 17, 2016—The Rev. Harold Love Jr. and the Rev. Edward "Monk" Malloy were praised for their commitment to social justice as they were awarded the 2016 Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae awards.
Sep. 19, 2016—A pastor who is a civic leader and a priest who has been a leader in higher education have been named the 2016 Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.
Aug. 9, 2016—Marian Wright Edelman, Joe Ingle and Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk are among those participating in a prison reform conference hosted by the Divinity School's Cal Turner Program.
Nov. 16, 2015—The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. will address "Prophetic Faith for Social Justice" when he speaks at Benton Chapel Monday, Nov. 16, as part of a forum hosted by Vanderbilt's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies.
Apr. 13, 2015—Divinity distinguished alumnus was strong voice for civil rights Divinity distinguished alumnus was powerful Christian personality and preacher
Feb. 25, 2015—Raphael G. Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, will speak on social justice.
Aug. 8, 2014—A new Vanderbilt residence hall pays tribute to the legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Vanderbilt Divinity School assistant dean Kelly Miller Smith.
Mar. 22, 2013—Prominent scholars will explore the current and future impact of the black church during a time of deep divisions in race, culture and religion at a Vanderbilt Divinity School conference April 3-5.