Tejai Beulah, Ph.D., will be the featured guest speaker for Hanover College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Beulah will examine the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during her virtual presentation, “Call to Community.” The address, open to all members of the campus community, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18.
Beulah is assistant professor of history, ethics and Black Church and African diaspora studies at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Her areas of expertise include African American studies, race and American Christianity, and the ethical thought of Martin Luther King Jr. and Howard Thurman.
Beulah’s teaching and research interests include African American religious intellectuals, gender and sexuality in U.S. history, African American music and social movements, and race/ethnicity studies. She currently teaches courses in church history and African American religious and ethical studies.
In 2019, Beulah was the recipient of Drew University’s Rev. Robert W. Edgar Prize for Social Justice. She is currently at work on a monograph, “Soul Salvation, Social Liberation: Race and Evangelical Christianity in the Black Power Era, 1968-1979.”
A group discussion to reflect on Beulah's presentation will follow the presentation.