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C.T. Vivian

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Dr. C.T. Vivian currently serves as director of the Urban Theological Institute at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He is best known for his work with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as National Director of Affiliates and strategist for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He has provided civil rights counsel to Presidents Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama, and he continues to lecture worldwide on racial justice and democracy. In 2008, Vivian founded the C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute, based in Atlanta, to create a model leadership culture for training and educating the new generation of grassroots leaders. In 2012, Vivian served as president of SCLC, and in November 2013, he was honored for his vision and leadership in the fight for justice when he was awarded this nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Thursday, June 18
 

2:45pm