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Braxton to speak on African American Heritage Sunday, Feb. 22

The Rev. Brad Braxton will speak at the African American Heritage Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the University Chapel.

Braxton is the Jessie Ball duPont Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Biblical Studies in the Divinity School at Wake Forest University.

He is the author of "The Tyranny of Resolution: I Corinthians 7:17-24," which was published by the Society of Biblical Literature in 2000. Liturgical Press published his second book, "No Longer Slaves: Galatians and African American Experience," in 2002. Braxton also has published sermons and a recent essay on the role of the black church in the new millennium.

Before joining the Wake Forest faculty, Braxton, an ordained Baptist minister, served for five years as the senior pastor of the Douglas Memorial Community Church, a 600-member interdenominational congregation in Baltimore.

The service is coordinated by the Office of Religious Life .

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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