Female HBCU presidents to speak at Abyssinian Baptist Church

AmNews Staff Reports | 3/10/2016, 10:18 a.m.
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Two women who serve as presidents of historically Black colleges are speaking at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church Sunday during the church’s 63rd Women’s Day Celebration.

Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, president of Alabama State University, will speak at the 9 a.m. service, and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, will speak at the 11:30 a.m. service.

Boyd has been president of ASU since 2014 and was recently the keynote speaker for the 51st anniversary of the Bloody Sunday commemorative ceremony. Campbell recently began her tenure as president of Spelman College in 2015. She will be inaugurated in April.

The event is part of Abyssinian Women’s Week, which began Sunday, March 6 and ends this Sunday. This week, a three-night revival was held at the church featuring the Rev. Dr. Trenace Richardson, professor/director of teaching and learning, Strayer University and Creator REAL Women.

Saturday, March 12, the Abyssinian Sister-to-Sister Book Ministry is reading “Church Ladies: Untold Stories of Harlem Women in the Powell Era” by Dr. Martia Goodson.

Go to www.abyssinian.org or call 212-862-7474 for more information.