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Talk set on post-civil rights activism, Nov. 18

"Black Churches and Post-Civil Rights Movement Activism: Shifting Ground, Unsure Footing" is the topic of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.

R. Drew Smith, director of the Faith Communities and Urban Families Project and scholar-in-residence at the Leadership Center at Morehouse College, will deliver the talk, which is part of the Crossroads in Religion and Politics series sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion .

A political scientist, Baptist minister, orator and noted intellectual, Smith works as an advocate and educator of public policy, political rights and community development within the African-American community. He has been cited for his commentaries on the need for a greater understanding and the importance of faith-based initiatives as they pertain to social issues and public life as well as the influential role black churches have played in supporting core black issues.

Contact:Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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