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Minister's Salon with Special Guest Dr. P. Bertrand Phillips


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Minister's Salon, with Special Guest Dr. P. Bertrand (Bert) Phillips: FULL CIRCLE! Is It Possible to 'OVERCOME'? - Musings of an 85-Year-Old Black Man."

Please join us for the Minister's Salon on Wednesday, April 18, where we will welcome special guest Dr. P. Bertrand (Bert) Phillips. Dr. Phillips will provide a talk titled, “FULL CIRCLE! Is It Possible to 'OVERCOME'? - Musings of an 85-Year-Old Black Man." It will be followed by Q&A and discussion.

During the 1960s, Dr. Phillips was the dean of students at Tuskegee Institute (now university) during civil rights demonstrations and marches like Selma. He often had to try to protect Tuskegee students from jail and violence. In 1965, Dr. Phillips organized a unique education program in the black belt counties of Alabama, recruiting students primarily from Tuskegee, but also from across the country, to hold a summer education program that included classes, dramatic and music programs. This was one of the first integrated education programs in Alabama. Our own Lee Norgarrd was part of this program and has been a life time student and friend of Dr. Phillips.

Following his years at Tuskegee, Dr. Phillips opened a consulting firm in Washington focused on bridging racial divides. Among his many clients were cities, school districts, and the Chief of Naval Operations, Elmo Zumwalt. Dr. Phillips headed the U.S. Committee for UNICEF and currently heads a small NGO working with women in Africa.

RSVP online (https://tockify.com/uureston/detail/593/1524094200000) or to the office (703-956-9155) by April 15.