Published on February 11, 2018  
Carolyn McKinstry

Master of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, 2008 

  • Author of While the World Watched, a book about dealing with the racism she encountered growing up in Birmingham
  • Recipient of Samford University’s Humanitarian of the Year Award for 2016 and honorary Doctor of Divinity in 2013
  • A widely known speaker on racial reconciliation
  • Former program manager, Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative
  • Board member, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alabama Poverty Project and other civic causes
  • Member, Samford Board of Overseers and Beeson Divinity School Advisory Board

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