Black Male Summit at Morehouse April 5 2013

Morehouse College and the Morehouse Research Institute Present

5th Annual Black Male Summit


Clergy, School Reform and the Academic Achievement of Black Children

Friday April 5, 2013  9:00a.m. – Noon

Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center

Morehouse College Bank of America Auditorium

This event will also be streamed live at


Nina Gilbert

Dr. Nina Gilbert

Dr. Nina Gilbert

Founder and executive director of Ivy Preparatory Academy, which is Georgia’s first single-gender charter school for girls.  Since launching Ivy Prep in 2008, Gilbert’s leadership has led to tremendous growth. She now operates three single-gender charter schools serving more than 1,000 students throughout metro Atlanta.

Dr. Donald Hense '70

Dr. Donald Hense ’70


Dr. Donald Hense ’70

Founder and chairman of the board of Friendship Public Charter Schools in Washington, D.C., the largest chartered public school in the nation serving more than 4,000 students on six campuses. Hense has served as vice president of the National Urban League; director of Development of the Children’s Defense Fund, and director of Governmental Relations at Howard University, Boston University and Dartmouth College.

Rev. Timothy McDonald

Rev. Timothy McDonald

The Rev. Timothy McDonald III

Founder of the African American Ministers Leadership Council and president of the African American Ministers in Action of People for the American Way, and is Senior Pastor at the First IconiumBaptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has served since 1984.  McDonald has devoted his life to the service of others through ministry, activism, and the pursuit of social justice and equality.

Dr. Angel Harris

Dr. Angel Harris

Dr. Angel Harris

Associate professor of Sociology and African American studies at Princeton University. Along with several book chapters and articles on the racial achievement gap, Harris is author of Kids Don’t Want to Fail which provides an in-depth quantitative assessment of whether youth from marginalized groups purposefully resist schooling in the U.S. and in the United Kingdom.

Rev. Dr. Aaron Parker '75

Rev. Dr. Aaron Parker ’75

The Rev. Dr Aaron Parker ’75

Associate professor of Philosophy and Religion at Morehouse College and pastor of the historic Zion Hill Baptist Church, he is the epitome of an educator who answered the divine call to preach. For 30 years he has shaped our black male youth into Morehouse men. He and the church continue to support the Zion Hill Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization devoted to spiritual, economic, and educational enhancement.

Rev. Dr. Bryant Marks

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Bryant Marks ’94


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