Howard Thurman and the Soul of Civil Rights

Feb 23, 2022, 6:30 pm

Teddy Reeves, Ph.D. and Curator of Religion at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture, will explore the man and meaning of Howard Thurman — a spiritual anchor of the civil rights movement. As theologian, philosopher, and mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurman built the practice of non-violence in America. While leading a delegation of African-Americans to India, Thurman met with Mahatma Gandhi and, inspired by that encounter, developed a method for social justice that would influence world history.

Dr. Reeves will address the ethical foundations of this movement and what it means for us today. A Q&A will follow.

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Nathan Nielson