Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation Set for January 11 at Fisk University

Nashville, Tenn., January 5, 2018 – Fisk University will host the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation on Thursday, January 11 at 10:00a.m. in the Fisk Memorial Chapel. The annual convocation commemorates the legacy of the late Civil Rights activist. The convocation is free and is open to the public.

Candice Benbow- MLK Convocation 2018 Candice M. Benbow, a noted writer and theologian, will deliver the convocation address. Benbow is the founder of The Red Lip Theology, a movement to encourage young Black women to embrace their whole selves as good creations. Through The Red Lip Theology, Benbow merges theological ideals with beauty industry participation to celebrate Black women’s creativity and spirituality. A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Benbow holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University, and a master’s degree from Duke Divinity School. Currently, she is a doctoral student in Religion and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

For more information about the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation, please contact Alice Thurmond, executive assistant to the provost, at or by phone at 615- 329-8681.