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The Struggles of Activists During the Desegregation Movement is MCCC Lecture Topic Feb. 15

02/8/17


Dr. Jessica Davis

Dr. Jessica Davis, president of the Faith and Public Policy Institute, will deliver the Distinguished Lecture at Mercer County Community College on Feb.15.

WEST WINDSOR – The historic efforts and accomplishments of an unsung hero who led the charge to desegregate American schools is the topic of an upcoming lecture at Mercer County Community College (MCCC).

Dr. Jessica Davis, founder and president of the Faith and Public Policy Institute in Princeton, will deliver her lecture “The One Woman Show: A New Voice in the Desegregation Movement” as part of MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, Feb 15, in room 109 of the Communications Building on the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In addition to her role at the Faith and Public Policy Institute, Davis is the senior pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Mt. Holly. She regularly lectures in the areas of African-American studies, American government and politics, comparative religion, constitutional law, ethics, and domestic and foreign policy.

Davis earned her Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and her Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. In addition, Davis holds a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Franklin and Marshall College.

For more information on MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series, call (609) 570-3324 or visit www.mccc.edu/events.

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