Flags Have a History: A Unite Rochester blog post by Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

In a recent post to the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle, Dr. Marvin McMickle discusses the Confederate flag and its symbolism. He says, "Those who claim that the flag is a symbol of their heritage need to ask themselves what that heritage was all about."

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Dr. Marvin A. McMickle speaks in Dallas, TX and Overland Park, KS on Separation of Church and State

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, was the keynote speaker for the 25th annual Religious Liberty Council luncheon in Dallas, Texas on Friday, June 19, 2015. Dr. McMickle explained the reasons behind the lack of vocal support for separation between church and state by African Americans. His speech, which he will present at the American Baptist Biennial in Overland Park, KS this week, is included here, as well as a news account of Dr. McMickle's keynote speech in Dallas.






Judson Press Awards Ministry Award to Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently received the Judson Press Ministry Award for his commitment to excellence in ministry publishing. His work was recognized as advancing the Baptist heritage and faith perspective and providing voice to Christian audiences. Dr. McMickle was also credited as an author who provides substantive resources on preaching, ministry and African-American history. The award was presented to Dr. McMickle at the May meeting of the Board of Trustees by CRCDS Trustee Rev. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Wiggins, who serves as Executive Director, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA.

Dr. McMickle is the author of over a dozen books, which may be purchased in the CRCDS bookstore. For more information, call (585) 340-9601 or email mnead@crcds.edu


Congratulations, Dr. McMickle!



"Something to Remember on Memorial Day" by Dr. Marvin A. McMickle


This coming weekend, Americans will celebrate Memorial Day. For many, this holiday signals the beginning of summer and will include family cook-outs, get-togethers with friends, shopping and fun. For too many others, it is a somber reminder of treasured lives lost in war.

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, in his newest Democrat and Chronicle Unite Rochester blog post, urges us to remember those African Americans who were often denied freedoms but made sacrifices, including their lives, so that we could remain free.

Read, share, and comment on Dr. McMickle's post here: