18th C. Eric Lincoln Lecture Series, 2000 (video)

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Dr. Benjamin Hall lectures on the life of C. Eric Lincoln at the 18th consecutive C. Eric Lincoln lecture series. His topic is “The Dash”, where he discusses how Dr. Lincoln was a commentator on the life and experiences of the Black Church. Dr. Hall also talks about how Dr. Lincoln’s scholarship was motivated by love. Included in the video is a performance by saxophonist Ryan Kilgore of CAU assemble. Other speakers include David Cann, Andrew Lofton, and other unidentified men and women. Corresponding audio can be found by searching this file name: auc.093.b06t19.20000000.aud0019.

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00:00:57 Unidentified woman gives greetings. Speaks of Dr. Lincoln.

00:01:47 Andrew Lofton CAU student leads invocation.

00:03:22 Ryan Kilgore of the CAU Jazz assemble plays saxophone.

00:09:36 Dr. Benjamin Hall takes podium greats those in attendance and talks about how honored he is to be in attendance.

00:11:53 Talks about the importance of the spirit that makes you win. A well-developed mind that is able to use all the tools that are available to a person. References friend Johnny Cochran.

00:12:35 Talks about the Legacy of Dr. Lincoln is the development of not only the mind but also the heart. If you can’t feel the rhythm of life you are missing half of it.

00:13:15 Introduces his subject “The Dash.”

00:17:53 Talks about how C. Eric Lincoln focused the spotlight of scholarly pursuit on the Black religious experience in America.

00:19:53 Talks about how love is enter of Lincoln philosophy and tells a story about love.

00:24:51 Talks about Dr. C. Eric Lincoln’s methodology of scholarship. Dr. Lincoln believed scholarship must not just be an observer but must participate in life.

00:26:50 Talks about commentator giving order to what one sees. Dr. Lincoln was like Howard Cosell. Dr. Lincoln gave commentary on what Black church was experiencing.

00:28:38 Talks about poem Dr. Lincoln writes called “Lacerations” from a book that he recommends every professor should have as required reading.

00:32:39 Reads from Dr. C. Eric Lincoln’s book “This Road Since Freedom” and talks about the self.

00:37:40 Dr. Cann gives Benediction.

00:38:25 Dr. Benjamin Hall greets attendees.


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