Ashland University to Host Public Lecture on Churches and the Civil Rights Movement

Ashland University to Host Public Lecture on Churches and the Civil Rights Movement

2/7/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Carolyn Dupont of Eastern Kentucky University will give a public lecture on churches and the civil rights movement in Cleveland on Feb. 13 at 10:50 a.m. in 138 Schar College of Education on the Ashland University campus.

This free lecture, titled "A Disgrace to the White Race: Bruce Klunder, White Clergy and the Civil Rights Movement in Cleveland, Ohio," is offered in conjunction with AU’s Dr. Peter Slade’s course REL340 Religion and the Civil Rights Movement and is made possible by a teaching and learning mini-grant awarded by AU’s Professional Development Committee. 

Historian Carolyn Dupont, author of “Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975,” presents her fascinating research into the involvement of white churches in the civil rights movement in Cleveland.

Slade said, “This story, by turn tragic and inspiring, is a forgotten part of Ohio's history.”

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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