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Crown Forum 2014-2015 Schedule (pdf)

Fall 2014 Schedule

  • September 18: Opening Convocation (REQUIRED) Speaker: John S. Wilson, President, Morehouse College
  • September 25:Orientation and Empowerment Crown Forum (REQUIRED) Speaker: Marc Lamont Hill, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of African American Studies, Morehouse College
  • October 2: In association w/International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (Morehouse Research Institute)
  • October 9: In association w/A3C Hip Hop Conference (Psychology Department Speaker:
    Dr. Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, Professor of History, University of Connecticut)
  • October 16: Homecoming
  • October 23: In association w/Morehouse Platform Technology Conference
  • October 30: Student Government Association (SGA)
  • November 6 : Speaker: Dr. Howard Fuller, Marquette University
  • November 13: Howard W. Thurman Day
  • November 27-28: Thanksgiving Break

Spring 2015 Schedule

  • January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
  • February 5: Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest
    Speakers: Morehouse Students

  • February 12: In association w/Family Institute (Sociology Dept.)
  • February 19: Founder’s Day Convocation (REQUIRED)
  • March 2-6: Mid-Term Exam Week
  • March 9-13: Spring Break
  • March 26: (Student Development Committee)
  • April 2: B.R. Brazeal Day (Alumni Day)
  • April 9: 29th MLK Ministers and Laity
  • April 16: Scholar’s Day (REQUIRED)
  • April 23: Senior Day (REQUIRED)

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Date Title Speaker Watch
02/14/14 Otis Moss Oratorical Contest  
01/16/14 Celebrating the Life & Legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. '48 :Developing Ambassadors of Peace for the Beloved World Community" Azim Khamisa, chairman/CEO/founder, Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Date Title Speaker Watch
11/7/13 "Characteristics of a Morehouse Man" Presiding: Dr. Bryant Marks '94
10/31/13 "Don't Believe Me, Just Watch Me" David J. Johns
Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
10/24/13 Homecoming Celebration Trustee C.D. Moody '78
10/17/13 69th Annual Family Institute Conference  
09/19/13 Opening Convocation  
09/12/13 Orientation Crown Forum: September 12, 2013 Presiding: Dr. Bryant Marks '94
04/25/13 Seniors Day Presiding: Dr. Anne W. Watts
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
04/18/13 Scholars Day Presiding:
Dr. Willis B. Sheftall, Jr. ‘64
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
04/11/13 Alumni Day
B.R. Brazeal Day

Gordon L. Joyner, Esq. '72
Attorney and Counselor-at-law Former Executive Director,
State of Georgia Civil

Rights Department and Fulton County Commissioner

04/04/13 28th MLK Ministers and Laity His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Founder, International Association for Human Values
The Art of Living Foundation
02/14/13 Founder's Day Convocation Dr. Bobby J. Donaldson
Associate Professor of History and African American Studies
University of South Carolina
02/07/13 Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest Presiding: Dr. Anne W. Watts
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
01/17/13 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dr. Orville Vernon Burton
University Distinguished Professor of Humanities
Date Title Speaker Watch
11/15/12 Howard W. Thurman Day Reverend Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr.
11/08/12 Science and Technology Initiative Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew
11/01/12 Humanities Initiative Dr. Julianne Malveaux
President Emerita Bennett College for Women
10/25/12 Homecoming Celebration Rahn Kennedy Bailey, M.D., F.A.P.A.
10/04/12 Leadership Initiative Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP
9/27/12 Student Government Association (SGA) State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan
9/20/12 Opening Convocation Dr. Robert M. Franklin
10th President, Morehouse College
9/13/12 Orientation and Empowerment Crown Forum Reverend Gerald L. Durley, Ph.D.
4/26/12 Senior Day Crown Forum  
4/19/12 Scholar's Day Crown Forum  
4/12/12 27th MLK Ministers and Laity Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
4/10/12 Supplemental Crown Forum Michelle Alexander
4/5/12 Alumni Day Crown Forum Eddie Glaude '89
2/9/12 Founder's Day Crown Forum Donald Hense '70
2/2/12 Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest Student Speakers
1/12/12 MLK Crown Forum Eboo Patel
Date Title Speaker Watch
11/17/11 Crown Forum David Satcher '63
10/20/11 Homecoming Crown Forum Lamell McMorris '95
10/6/11 Leadership Crown Forum Benjamin Jealous, NAACP
9/29/11 SGA Crown Forum  
9/15/11 Opening Convocation  
04/21/11 Senior Day  
04/14/11 Scholar's Day  
04/07/11 Science and Spiritual Awareness Week Crown Forum Dr. Anthony K. "Van" Jones
02/18/11 Third Annual Black Male Summit Founder's Week Panel Moderated by: David Wall Rice, Ph.D. '95
02/17/11 Founder's Day Convocation The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts '71
02/10/11 Crown Forum Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest
01/27/11 MLK Crown Forum Rev. Jason D. Hill
Date Title Speaker Watch
11/11/10 Crown Forum Jesse Jackson
11/04/10 Crown Forum Ceasar Mitchell '91
10/21/10 Homecoming Crown Forum Corey Hebert '92
10/7/10 Leadership Crown Forum Rev. Al Sharpton
9/23/10 SGA Crown Forum Darrell Bennett '07
9/16/10 Crown Forum General William E. "Kip" Ward
9/9/10 Opening Convocation President Robert M. Franklin, Jr. '75
9/2/10 Organizational Dr. Gerald L. Durley