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In Memoriam: T. Vaughn Walker, 1950-2018

In Memoriam: T. Vaughn Walker, 1950-2018

Dr. Walker was senior professor of Black church studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the first tenured African American faculty member in the 150-year history of the seminary. He was also the first African American full professor.

In Memoriam: Bill T. Ridgeway, 1926-2015

In Memoriam: Bill T. Ridgeway, 1926-2015

When Dr. Ridgeway joined the faculty at Eastern Illinois University in 1966, he was one of very few African Americans on the faculty. He taught at Eastern Illinois University for many years. retiring in the 1980s.