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Black History Month Program

Black History Month Symposium2013

Wednesday, February 27
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Carl Grant Events Center
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From Every Tribe: A Dialogue on Church, Campus and Community with guest panelists from Fellowship Memphis

Pastor Bryan Loritts and
Bryan Loritts
Dr. John Bryson
Dr. John Bryson

Facilitated by Dr. Frank Anderson
Director of the Associate of Divinity Program and Associate Professor of Missions and Ministry

For More Information:
Mr. Matthew Marshall, Director of Student Success | 731.661.5304 or mmarshall@uu.edu
Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, Assistant Dean of Students | 731.661.5316 or jtaylor@uu.edu
RSVP to Ms. Esperanza Aguilar, Student Success Advocate | 731.661.5302 or eaguilar@uu.edu


2012 - ‘Like lambs headed for slaughter’: Shuttlesworth recounts stories from civil rights movement

Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth shared stories of resolution from her childhood and the life of her late husband, Fred Shuttlesworth, in the segregated South at the fifth annual Black History Month program at Union University Feb. 13.

Sephira Shuttlesworth, a Union University alumna and Jackson, Tenn., resident, addressed nearly 200 black, white and Latino students, faculty, staff and other members of the Jackson community. The program, entitled “Black Leaders in American Culture and History,” was hosted by MOSAIC, an organization led by Union students dedicated to encouraging multi-cultural understanding on campus.

As African-Americans who peacefully confronted segregation in the South during the civil rights movement, the Shuttlesworths were sustained by a confidence that they were doing God’s will, she said.

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