Bryan Massingale, a Fordham University scholar specializing in theological and social ethics, will deliver the annual Parks-King Lecture at Yale Divinity School on Tuesday, February 12.
Fr. Massingale’s lecture is titled “ ‘They Do Not Know and Do Not Want to Know’: James Baldwin, Racial Ignorance, and the Authenticity of Christian Ethics.” The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Niebuhr Hall, with a reception to follow in the Common Room.
The Parks-King Lecture is held annually at Yale Divinity School and commemorates two civil rights leaders, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. The series was established in 1983 through the efforts of the Yale Black Seminarians. The lecture brings the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors, and social activists to YDS and to the larger Yale and New Haven community.
The lecture will be broadcast on the Divinity School livestream page.