Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New President at Morehouse

The most prominent of the historical black colleges is getting a new president. Dr. Robert Franklin, theology and ethics professor at Emory University's Candler School of Theology and Morehouse alum, is scheduled to become the next president of Morehouse College in Atlanta GA. You may remember Franklin for his critical and insightful comments following the Coretta Scott King funeral. Apparently, those at Morehouse are looking to return to the spiritual roots of Benjamin E. Mays and Howard Thurman as they tag a man who has more theological credentials. Franklin's latest book is Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African-American Communities. You can read an interview with Dr. Franklin here. I wonder if this change in leadership will mean a shift in the spiritual atmosphere around The House. It could. But then again, as Charles Barkley would say, "I doubt it."

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