The Keynote Presentation

Monday, Jan. 21

10-11:30 a.m. in  Alumni Gymnasium

Welcome by President Donald Harward
Music by The Bates College Jazz Ensemble
Overview by Jill R. Reich, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
Musical Selection: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Naturally Seven
Speaker Introduction by John McClendon, associate professor of
African American studies and American cultural studies

Keynote Speaker: James Hal Cone
Martin, Malcolm and America

James Hal Cone is the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.  Cone received his B.D. from Garrett Theological Seminary in 1961 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, in 1963 and 1965 respectively. His research and teaching are in Christian theology, with a focus on black theology and the theologies of Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as 20th-century European-American theologies. His many books include The Spirituals and the Blues, For My People, God of the Oppressed, My Soul Looks Back and Speaking the Truth.

11:30 a.m.
Lunch –
Dine on your own in Commons or Den
Commons – MLK Day lunch – $3 for non-students

11:40 a.m.
Lunch conversation, questions and answers with keynote speaker in Rowe Room – Commons (Bring tray or lunch for Q & A)

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