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One of the nation's most captivating and renowned ministers will visit Trinity Christian College to join the College's celebration of Black History Month. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., longtime pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, will deliver the address during convocation Monday, February 23 at 10 a.m. in the Ozinga Chapel.

Wright's congregation, known to be "unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian," is a pillar of Chicago's African-American community, with a legacy of political and social activism as well as spiritual renewal. Under his pastorate since 1972, Trinity United Church of Christ is home to nearly 10,000 members.

"Dr. Wright is intellectually and theologically stimulating," said Dr. Brad Breems, sociology chair and member of the College's ethnic diversity committee. "He approaches the Scriptures from an Afrocentric perspective and applies biblical principles to broader real-life cultural issues. He certainly has significant credibility within the context of black history, and it is a privilege to have him on our campus."

Originally from Philadelphia, Wright completed his master's in divinity at the University of Chicago and his doctorate in ministry at United Theological Seminary. Ebony magazine named him one of the 15 greatest black preachers, and The HistoryMakers, a Chicago-based black history archives institution, lauded him for his impact on religion in the United States.

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