A Profile in Color: A Conversation with Reverend Michael E. Haynes

WED, FEB 8, 2012 (1:23:04)

“Reverend Michael E. Haynes provides insight into his life growing up in Boston, his 40-year ministry at the historic Twelfth Baptist Church, and friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in this intimate conversation. He reflects on significant moments such as his first trip to the south, how his faith altered his course in life, and the gentrification of Boston neighborhoods that he has witnessed over the decades. Reverend Haynes joined Twelfth Baptist Church’s ministerial staff in 1951, along with Dr. King, while both were Divinity students in Boston. In addition to his career in ministry, he has been a sports writer and served as a state representative.”

+ BIO: Rev. Michael E. Haynes

Since 1964, Twelfth Baptist Church has been led by Michael E. Haynes, a Roxbury native. Dr. Haynes has served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as a member of the state Parole Board. He serves on the board of directors of several organizations including Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Christianity Today, and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He also is a member of the U. S. Board of Daystar University, Nairobi.

+ BIO: Beverly Morgan-Welch

Beverly A. Morgan-Welch serves as the chief executive of the oldest and most visible African American history museum in New England located on Bostons Beacon Hill and Nantucket. With four historic sites and collections that preserve the powerful past of African Americans from the Colonial Period through the Abolitionist Movement, the museum provides Black Heritage Trail tours, exhibits and education programs that illuminate and share a liberating American History. Beverlys career spans three decades of experience in not-for-profit management and corporate philanthropy. She has served as the Executive Director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Director of Development at the Wadsworth Atheneum, and Assistant Dean of Admission at Amherst College. Beverly was also the Manager of Community Relations at Raytheon, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Hartford, and Secretary of the Connecticut Mutual Life Foundation serving the companys Corporate Social Responsibility Department. As a volunteer, her achievements include serving as Co-Chairperson of the Inauguration of the Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and raising funds for the Bishop Desmond Tutu Southern African Refugee Scholarship Fund. A graduate of Smith College with a major in Theatre and Speech, in 2009, she received the Smith Medal awarded to graduates who, in the judgment of the trustees, exemplify in their lives and work the true purpose of a liberal arts education. Currently she is a Member of three distinguished history institutions: the Antiquarian Society, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Beverly Morgan-Welch, the widow of the Reverend Mark Welch, resides in Andover, Massachusetts with their daughter, Alexandra.

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