Deborah Van Broekhoven to Speak on New Era Baptist Institutes

American Baptist Historical Society presents Deborah Van Broekhoven speaking on New Era Baptist Institutes:

A Nineteenth-Century Path Toward Cooperation

Dr.  Van Broekhoven will explore the challenges experienced by black and white Baptists who cooperated to sponsor New Era Baptist Institutes, short term schools for African-American church leaders.  Conceived by Northern and Southern Baptist leaders after their Fortress Monroe meeting in 1894, these schools across the south provide a rare example of black and white leaders working together.  

This event is free and open to the public.  Friday, September 30, 2016, 7 p.m. Reception following. Mercer University-Atlanta Campus; Atlanta Administration and Conference Center Auditorium (2nd floor), 2930 Flowers Road South, Atlanta 30341.


Dr. Van Broekhoven is the immediate past Executive Director of the American Baptist Historical Society. She holds a doctorate in history from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and served as a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University before joining the staff of ABHS as Executive Director in 1998. She has had a longstanding interest in the history of race relations, beginning with her book The Devotion of These Women: Rhode Island Women in the Antislavery Network.

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