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Presentation at the Tulsa DCHS Conference
Hispanic/Latinx Disciples History and Experience: Obra Hispana
Rev. Preston Taylor was a Disciples of Christ pastor, educator, and entrepreneur who was one of the most influential leaders of the black community in Middle Tennessee and of black Disciples nationwide in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. He was one of the founders of the National Christian Missionary Convention, the precursor of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
FRANK A. THOMAS, PHD, currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana. Thomas is the author of The God of the Dangerous Sermon (Fall, 2021), Surviving a Dangerous Sermon, How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon and Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching, released by Abingdon Press respectively, April 2020, February, 2018, and November 2016.
The life of Emily Thomas Tubman reads like a fairy tale. How could a beautiful southern belle in a time when women had no vote and limited rights become administrator of a large Georgia plantation and later an even greater financial empire? Why would a woman of such wealth make it her life’s vocation to invest her resources carefully in a wide range of educational, churchly and community projects?