In portraying Christ’s blackness, he upended the assumptions of a field dominated by white theologians and helped spawn other theories of liberation.
Donna L. Barrett is stepping into a top leadership role in the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination.
“Probably the best description of him is a master manipulator,” Ricks said of David Koresh, who died in a fire in 1993 along with dozens of his Branch Davidian followers.
The lifelong AME Church member was at the center of the 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.
Page, 65, was known for bridging divides in the 15-million-member denomination.
Smith is one of the surviving workers whose strike brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Tennessee in 1968.