Audio Playlist of Lectures

Renowned theologians gave rousing sermons and lectures in response to the historical audit report that revealed the Seminary’s ties to slavery.

The playlist below includes remarks from:

  • Willie James Jennings, associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School
  • Rev. Dr. Samuel Reeves, Jr., alumnus and pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Liberia
  • Bishop Yvette Flunder, founder and senior pastor of City of Refuge United Church of Christ
  • James Forbes, senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church
  • Luke Powery, dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics, Duke Divinity School
  • Darnell Moore, a writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University


The Seminary hosted more than 20 events to engage the campus in reflection and conversation throughout the 2018–19 academic year

Four brief episodes give overview of the historical audit report

The Seminary will roll out more than 20 new initiatives by 2024