2011: Reconciliation in History, Music, and Literature

 Plenary Addresses:          

            Charles Marsh, “Are We Still of Any Use?: The Audacious Hope of the Engaged Scholar
            Trudier Harris, “The Terrible Pangs of Compromise: Racial Reconciliation in African American Literature
            Rosephanye Dunn Powell, "African-American Spirituals and Gospel: Song Creating Community”
           
One of the highlights of the National Conference was the opportunity to experience music and the theme of reconciliation, first at the presentation of the documentary, Mississippi Remixed, hosted by Samford alum and Lilly Graduate Fellow Joel Davis on Friday afternoon and for which Davis composed the score.      

  

Music and reconciliation were woven together again at the Friday evening Vespers, “Standing in the Need of Prayer,” on October 21 in A. Hamilton Reid Chapel.  Attendees heard the moving testimony of Carolyn McKinstry, who was present at the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where she lost four of her friends.  Vesper music was performed by Samford University students, including the Samford University A Cappella Choir.

 

 

Noteworthy News

May LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for May 2019 is now available. Click here.


Registration for the 2019 National Conference now open!

Click here to see more information and register for the 29th annual National Conference at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, October 18-20, 2019.


2019 Administrators Workshop registration is now open!

Click here for more information and to register for the 20th Annual Administrators Workshop October 17-18, 2019 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.


Announcing the Winner of the 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Performing Arts

The Winner of the 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Performing Arts is Blis Devault, Xavier University (Cincinnati), for A Slice of Pie: A Love Story. For more information and a list of finalists, click here.


Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.


Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!