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By the Book Author Series

A Celebration of Research, Writing, and the Grand Reopening of the Western Reserve Historical Society's Library


We invite you to experience the Cleveland History Center in a brand-new way through our By the Book Author Series. Join us as we highlight scholars’ work on various aspects of history relating to Northeast Ohio. Hear from the authors as they discuss topics ranging from the historic to the sociological, then enjoy a networking session for more in-depth conversation with the authors and WRHS staff.

Religion, Spirituality, and Rights

Presenter: The Reverend Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

Date: Thurs., Jan. 20, 2022

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Cleveland History Center


Event Description

​In this talk on Let the Oppressed Go Free, Reverend Dr. McMickle's 18th book project, the author will consider the influence of various liberation theologies in social, cultural, and political history. Among other topics, Let the Oppressed Go Free focuses on Black Theology, Feminist Theology, and Womanist Theology in America.

Speaker Bio

Marvin A. McMickle, DMin, PhD is currently interim pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, where he previously served as senior pastor for nearly twenty-five years. He has also served as past president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. No stranger to academia, McMickle previously served as professor of homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary and in 2009, spent a semester as a visiting professor at Yale University Divinity School. He also taught at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State, Princeton, and Fordham universities. 

A prolific author, McMickle has more than a dozen books to his credit, including resources on preaching, ministry, and African American history.

Venue Information

This event takes place online.

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Cleveland History Center

10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 721-5722

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