Cumberland University


Black Leadership Panel Rescheduled


The recent snow and cold weather that impacted much of the region last month forced Cumberland University to postpone a much anticipated panel discussion about Black Leadership in Tennessee. That event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 pm in the June and Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center on campus.


A guest panel of professionals will lead a discussion about Black Leadership in Tennessee and the Black experience from their own personal journeys. The panelist include:  Rachael Bell, Presiding Judge of the General Sessions Courts of Davidson County, Tennessee; Hattie Bryant. Lebanon Community Activist and one of the two people for whom the new elementary school (Winfrey-Bryant) was named; Dwight Lewis, former Opinion Editor Tennessean; Harold Love, Member of the House of Representatives of the Tennessee General Assembly and ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The event is being presented by the Cumberland University School of Humanities, Education and the Arts and will be moderated by Dr. Eric Cummings.

The public is invited to attend.

For additional information please contact Dr. Fred Heifner, Cumberland University Professor of Anthropology, Philosophy, and Religion at or 615-547-1267.