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Civil Rights Scholar Headlines Lecture Series
Civil Rights Scholar Headlines Lecture Series

When author and historian Dr. Lewis Baldwin visits Fort Valley State University (FVSU), he will retrace the legacy left by one of our nation’s most prolific civil rights leaders.
 
The Vanderbilt University professor jumpstarts a new semester of the John W. Davison Lecture Series at a forum entitled, “Remembering Martin Luther King in the age of Obama.”  

The presentation takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the Pettigrew Center auditorium.  The Camden, Ala. native graduated from Talladega College in Talladega, Ala. during the height of the civil rights and Black Power movements.  As a teenager, he participated in student demonstrations and civil rights activities.
 
Baldwin earned a bachelor’s degree in history, a master’s degree in black church studies from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, and a Ph.D in American Christianity from Northwestern University.

He is the author of several articles and books including, “’Invisible’ Strands in African Methodism: A History of the African Union Methodist Protestant and Union American Methodist Episcopal Churches, 1805-1980”; “The Mark of a Man: Peter Spencer and the African Union Methodist Tradition” and  “There is a Balm in Gilead: The Cultural Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr.”.
 
A question and answer session follows the presentation.
 
FVSU’s free lecture series continues March 9 with physician and TV personality Dr. Ian K. Smith.

For more information about the series, please call FVSU’s Development Office at (478) 825-6959.

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