Black Presidents and Deans Say: No More Stolen Black Lives!
A Letter To: The White House, Local Governments, the American Academy of Religion/ Society of Biblical Literature, and the Association of Theological Schools
We are Black Presidents and Deans serving at schools of theology, departments of religion and African American Studies across the nation. Our co-signers include but are not limited to Black faculty and administrators who comprise the Black theological and religious intellectual thought-group of our time. We were raised and nurtured by Black men and women who had an unquenchable thirst for justice and liberation. Their ancestors bore on their shoulders the weight of oppression and carried in their hearts the hope of better lives for their progeny. This was a communal work. We understood — and even now understand — ourselves as members of a huge tribe of people who cared for our journey through this life. The survival and thriving of Black people in this nation and globally is our unapologetic commitment.
View the full petition text and a complete list of original signers and co-signers, hosted by Auburn Seminary (Updated June 4, 2020)