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THE BLACK MANIFESTO: REMEMBERING THE CHURCH’S CALL 1969-2019

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Christ Chapel

Join us for a forum on the enduring importance of the Black Manifesto’s demands upon our church and society. Half a century after James Forman’s famous interruption at Riverside, there are persistent injustices and inequalities in the lives of African Americans. Are reparations all or part of the solution? If not, what is?

Dr. Keri Day of Princeton Theological Seminary will keynote the forum with a trenchant lecture on the Black Manifesto and the church’s responsibility in racial reparations. Panelists will include the Rev. Dr. Robert L. Polk, who in 1969 was Riverside’s Minister for Urban Affairs, on Riverside’s response to the Black Manifesto, and the Rev. Dr. Peter Heltzel of New York Theological Seminary with a white ally’s perspective