Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies
Jan. 27, 2021—Pain, healing and resilience are themes woven into Nashville artist Ashley Mintz’s new online exhibit supported by Vanderbilt Divinity School. The visual collection, "Resilient Souls: We Rest Then We Rise," will run in a fully virtual format Feb. 1–March 12 in celebration and reflection of Black History Month.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 25, 2015—Raphael G. Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, will speak on social justice.
Oct. 2, 2014—Legendary singer-songwriter George Clinton will speak at a Vanderbilt symposium Oct. 18 on "Afrofuturism in Black Theology."
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.
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.