Dr. Wilson Fallin, Jr., an associate professor of history at the University of Montevallo, president of Birmingham-Easonian Baptist Bible College, visiting professor at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, and Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Birmingham was the guest lecturer at the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame University on September 9. He spoke on “Spirituality, the Birmingham Bombing and the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.”
A former president of Selma University in Selma, Alabama, Fallin has taught history at Miles College and is historian for the National Baptist Convention. He is the author of “The African American Church in Birmingham, Alabama, 1815-1963: A Shelter in the Storm” (Garland Publishing, 1997). Fallin is currently researching his second book entitled “Uplifting the People: Black Baptists in Alabama, 1701-2000.”
The lecture was offered in conjunction with the exhibition “The Challenges We Face: Civil Rights Photography at the Snite Museum of Art” and the year-long celebration of the Africana World: A Historical and Cultural Mosaic.
Cosponsors: Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Department of Africana Studies, First Year of Studies, Provost Office, Center for Social Concerns and the Snite Museum of Art.