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Annual Franz Lecture

Annual Franz Lecture

Each year the division of Social Sciences sponsors a lecture event in honor of David L. Franz, Gordon History professor emeritus. Lectures in this series span the disciplines and feature speakers from around the world.

Jemar Tisby Franz Lecture

Jemar Tisby: Can Christian Universities Lead in Racial Justice?

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Jemar Tisby is the president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective where he writes about race, religion, and culture. He is also the co-host of "Pass the Mic,” a podcast that amplifies dynamic voices for a diverse church. His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, Vox, and the New York Times. He has spoken nation-wide at conferences on racial reconciliation, U.S. history, and the church. His first book, published in 2019 is The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, and How to Fight Racism was just released in 2021.  Jemar is a PhD student in History at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion and social movements in the 20th century. Follow him on Twitter @JemarTisby