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An Evening in Conversation with Episcopal HBCU Leaders
An Evening in Conversation with Episcopal HBCU Leaders

Join The Episcopal Church Office of Development on Wednesday, September 29 at 5 PM EDT, as they host a panel discussion highlighting the importance and history of two Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

The Presidents of both institutions will join in conversation with Presiding Bishop Curry, together with special guest Congressman James E. Clyburn of the 6th District, South Carolina about the current challenges facing HBCUs and their role in supporting the development of leaders of color in a diverse array of professions.

We’ll look at the history of HBCUs and The Episcopal Church, which founded a number of these institutions in the later 19th century to provide educational opportunities to formerly enslaved persons. The panel will also discuss recent developments and innovations at Voorhees and Saint Augustine’s, preserving and protecting the legacy and history of black colleges, how HBCU students are impacting the country and the world, and inequities in funding for HBCUs in comparison with Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs).

The 60-minute event will include a moderated panel discussion, followed by a Q & A session, with the following guests: 

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church 

Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail, 13th President of Saint Augustine's University

Dr. Ronnie Hopkins, 10th President of Voorhees College

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn, Serving the 6th District of South Carolina

Ms. Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director, The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations (Moderator)

Registration is free, but required.


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