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Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies

Divinity School hosts ‘The Body Is Not an Apology’ author, activist

Mar. 14, 2018—Sonya Renee Taylor, an award-winning performance poet, activist and founder of "The Body Is Not an Apology" movement, will speak at a Divinity School community brunch March 16.

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Religion in the Arts features works by Nashville artist Omari Booker

Jan. 30, 2018—An exhibition by African American artist Omari Booker, whose works include themes of social justice and changing neighborhoods, is on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School through Feb. 28.

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Love and Malloy honored as Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae

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.

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Black Church’s ‘divided mind’ focus of Vanderbilt KMSI forum

Feb. 25, 2015—Raphael G. Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, will speak on social justice.

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Musician George Clinton part of Vanderbilt black theology event

Oct. 2, 2014—Legendary singer-songwriter George Clinton will speak at a Vanderbilt symposium Oct. 18 on "Afrofuturism in Black Theology."

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Smith Hall honors legacy of influential Nashville preacher

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.

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Future of black church focus of Vanderbilt Divinity conference

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.

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College Halls to be named for distinguished figures from Vanderbilt’s history

Nov. 12, 2012—As the College Halls at Kissam construction project continues to take shape on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt’s campus, the university has announced plans to name the finished structures and areas within them in honor of several figures significant to the history and culture of the university.

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