Black Perspectives, the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), is hosting an online forum on Howard Thurman’s Spiritual and Intellectual Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. Thurman had a profound influence on civil rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was one of the first Black educators to introduce the philosophy of nonviolence to young activists. Organized by Tejai Beulah Howard, the online roundtable brings together scholars to discuss the life and legacy of Howard Thurman as a professor and preacher. It begins on Tuesday, April 11th, and concludes on Tuesday, April 18th. The online forum will feature contributions from Thurman’s biographer, Peter Eisenstadt; one of Thurman’s students, Pastor Dorsey O. Blake; and scholars Victoria Wolcott, D’Ondre Swails, Eva Bohler, and Tryce Prince.
During the online forum, Black Perspectives will publish new blog posts every day at 6:00AM EST. Please follow Black Perspectives (@BlkPerspectives) and AAIHS (@AAIHS) on Twitter, like AAIHS on Facebook, or subscribe to their blog for updates.