Tuskegee University welcomes Rev. Dr. Ronald Edward Peters for Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (January 14, 2011) – Rev. Dr. Ronald Edward Peters, president of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Ga., will be the keynote speaker for Tuskegee University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, January 17, 2011. The event will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Tuskegee University Chapel.
Dr. Peters assumed his position as the eighth president of ITC in September 2010. Prior to his appointment as president, he was the Henry L. Hillman Professor of Urban Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and founding Director of the Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute, an interdisciplinary program of religious leadership development for urban society.
He is an advisor on social justice policy for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and his work focuses on religion in the city with attention to issues of poverty, race and gender. Dr. Peters’ international experience includes research on the role of religion and the development of urban civil society in Namibia and Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar.
The Tuskegee University Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration is an opportunity for Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee community to remember the rich culture and heritage of the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King’s commitment to equality and social change.