A Deep Legacy of Justice
For decades, some of the most distinguished national and global civic leaders, poets, African American pastors, and religious scholars have presented a prophetic call from the Rankin Chapel pulpit during Sunday services.
Among those who have preached from the Rankin Chapel pulpit are Nobel Peace Prize laureates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Desmond Tutu, abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, NAACP founding member W.E.B. DuBois, and founder of the National Council of Negro Women Mary McLeod Bethune.
Recent speakers have included Rev. Dr. Neichelle R. Guidry, Dean of the Chapel and Director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College, Ambassador Suzan D. Johnson, Former U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, and the Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams, Virginia Theological Seminary Professor.