Continuing its 100-year anniversary celebration, Oklahoma Baptist University's Department of Anthropology, History and Political Science will welcome noted alumnus Paul Harvey for a series of lectures today. The events are free and open to everyone.
Harvey, a 1983 OBU graduate, is a nationally recognized historian and commentator on American religion and politics. He currently serves as a professor of history at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
He will speak about "Baptists and the American South" from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the Geiger Center, room 220. The lecture will address the question of how Baptists have dealt with racial differences and other issues important in the South.
Harvey will participate in an open lunch discussion titled "History, Faith, and the Academy" from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Geiger Center, room 222. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch for the discussion.
Harvey will present "Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster in the Evangelical South," from 7 to 9 p.m. in Bailey Business Center's Tulsa Royalties Auditorium.
Harvey is the author of multiple books, including "Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists 1865-1925," and "Freedom's Coming: Religious Cultures and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era." He is the co-author of "Jesus in Red, White, and Black."