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Courtney Pace

MLK ’24: “Prathia Hall’s Dream…and Ours”

Office of DC Council for Arts and Humanities 200 I Street SE

A special lecture on the life of Rev. Dr. Prathia Hall by Rev. Dr. Courtney Pace, Equity for Women in the Church. Free Admission!

Rev. Courtney Pace, PhD, is the Prathia Hall Scholar in Residence of Social Justice History for Equity for Women in the Church. She has a PhD in Religion from Baylor University (2014), a Masters of Divinity in Theology from George W. Truett Theological Seminary (2007), and an Honors Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering, with minors in Mathematics and Psychology, from The University of Texas at Arlington (2004). She researches social justice movements in American religion, particularly race and gender. She is the author of Freedom Faith: The Womanist Vision of Prathia Hall (2019), Beyond Eden: The Collected Sermons and Essays of Prathia Hall (2022), and 150+ peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, book reviews, and encyclopedia articles. She is an ordained Baptist minister and has trained as a figure skater for 31 years. She was named among the Memphis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2023.

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