I was introduced to LSP by a friend from Chicago, organizer and historian Doria Johnson, whose great-grandfather was lynched. Doria was on a panel at Rhodes College with Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till. Since becoming an LSP member I have participated in the commemoration of Ell Persons, attended the lecture given by Dr. Andre Johnson, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Memphis, the Indie Memphis film festival, and the most recent LSP retreat. I would like to see the LSP mission embraced by members of the academic community at the Memphis Theological Seminary.
I grew up in a family of passionate civil rights and social justice advocates, and continued advocacy through my work as a pastor in the AME Church (retired). I have been selected as one of the speakers for the 2018 Samuel DeWitt Proctor conference, themed “The Struggle Continues.”
I am a graduate of the 1985 executive class of Leadership Memphis, and a charter member of the Starks Institute for Faith, Race and Social Justice at the Memphis Theological Seminary. I am a Golden Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
I have one daughter who is a school psychologist in the Colorado Springs School District. Since the 7th grade, I have been a church musician and presently serve as the organist at White's Chapel AME Church. I enjoy listening to Audible and reading The Atlantic magazine. I do not subscribe to cable TV and I am an avid viewer of PBS television.