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Theme: Remaking, Reshaping, and Restructuring

A Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Chapel: Remaking, Reshaping, Restructuring our World, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

Rev. Dr. Reynolds is an author, church pastor, and journalist who knew both Martin and Coretta King. Reynolds' book, No, I Won’t Shut Up: 30 Years of Telling It Like It Is, includes a forward written by Coretta Scott King. Her latest book is co-written with Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy (2017), a memoir focusing on King.

Reynolds attended Howard University Divinity School in 1988, graduating in 1992 and was ordained as a minister in 1993, later earning a D. Min. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, in 1997. She also was the founder of Harriet’s Children, an organization that assisted women who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.


Celebrating the Unity and Diversity of the Human Race through the Use of Forensics/Science, Dr. Dan King

Martin Luther King, Jr. in Historical Context, Dr. Ben Wetzel

Understanding Environmental Racism: The Disproportionate Burden of Pollution on Minorities in the U.S., Dr. Phil Grabowski

The Last Lynching in Indiana: Racism and the Continuing Problem of Evil, Dr. Ed Meadors

Play Performance

Defamation (2012) - Todd Logan

Defamation is an old-fashioned courtroom drama. The premise is a civil suit: Ms. Wade, an African-American business owner, is suing Mr. Golden, a Jewish real estate developer, for defamation. What follows is a 75-minute riveting trial that "holds our prejudices and assumptions under a powerful lens, and does not let go except by way of an unsettling self-examination."