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Queens Professor, Araminta Johnston to discuss current bookOctober 5, 2011 6:30 PMSykes Auditorium, Queens Main Campus
Free and Open to the Public
The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Queens University of Charlotte will host a night with Queens very own Araminta Johnston.
Araminta Stone Johnston Bio:
Dr. Johnston has taught in the Philosophy and Religion Department and the Core Program at Queens since 1998. She was born and lived in Mississippi until she left for college in the mid-sixties, so she observed the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. Her book, And One Was a Priest: The life and times of Duncan M. Gray Jr. (University Press of Mississippi, 2011) is the story of a man who was her minister as she was growing up. Gray, a privileged white man, could easily have ignored the struggles for racial justice going on around him in Mississippi, but instead he chose to risk his reputation among similar white Mississippians, and even to risk his life, to speak and act in support of that struggle for justice. Although our nation has changed for the better since the mid-twentieth century, Dr. Johnston thinks that we still have many lessons to learn from Gray's example.
Dr. Johnston received her Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics, and Culture from Duke University in 1992. She also holds an M.A. degree in Religion from Wake Forest University.
You can learn more about her views, her book, and Gray at www.andonewasapriest.com.