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Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator
Minister
Theology Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
San Francisco, California
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/19/1948
Birth Location:
Georgetown, South Carolina

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator
Minister
Theology Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
San Francisco, California
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/19/1948
Birth Location:
Georgetown
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Biography

Jacquelyn Grant was born in Georgetown, South Carolina, on December 19, 1948. Attending Catholic school at an early age, Grant then moved on to public schools, graduating from Howard High School in 1966. From there, she attended Bennett College, the Turner Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned her Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Grant became involved with the Women's Studies Program at the Harvard Divinity School within the Women's Research Program in 1977. Her involvement there led to the creation of the Women's Studies in Religion Program, and she remained there until 1979. Grant founded the Center for Black Women in Church and Society at the Interdenominational Theological Center in 1981, where she continues to serve as director and professor. As a practicing minister, Grant has served as the assistant minister at Flipper Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1980 to 1982. She is presently the assistant minister at the Victory African Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

A successful author, Grant has written or edited several books, including White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response, the all-time best selling book released by Scholars Press, and her most recent book, Perspectives on Womanist Theology. Grant was the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ministry Award in 1986 and has been nominated as the Woman of the Year in Religion by the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority. She also appears in Who's Who Among African Americans. Grant and her husband, the Reverend John Collier, live in Atlanta.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about her maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes her mother's beauty shop
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about lessons her mother learned while running her beauty shop in South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes her mother's training as a cosmetologist
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls her paternal grandfather's work
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant states her parents' names and talks about where they lived
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about her father's occupation, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about her father's occupation, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about her siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes the Geechee/Gullah dialect she heard growing up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant reflects upon efforts to preserve Geechee/Gullah culture
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls her early memories of segregation and finding refuge in the church
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls the neighborhood community center she grew up near and games she played as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls her elementary school years and controversy around the name of her high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls spending her lunch time with her best friend or reading alone during lunch
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls various teachers and receiving encouragement in her studies
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls her responsibilities at Arnett A.M.E. Church in Georgetown, South Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes the importance of the A.M.E. church in her childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about attending a summer science program at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina as a high schooler
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about her studies and extracurricular activities at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about deciding to pursue work in the church
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant explains why she was interested in pursuing studies at seminary
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant argues that the A.M.E. Church was founded on theological differences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant explains why she decided to study theology over Christian education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls her professors at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls beginning to consider questions about gender in theological study
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about HistoryMaker James Cone
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lived religion
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant recalls beginning to consider questions about gender and theology
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about the role of black women in the black church and challenging patriarchy through theological inquiry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about black women's full participation in the black church, particularly as bishops
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about the Center for Black Women in Church and Society
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about programs within the Center for Black Women in Church and Society
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant explains womanism, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant explains womanism, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about divisions between black and white women in the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant explains the need to articulate a specifically black feminism
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes her first book, 'White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus,' pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes her first book, 'White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus,' pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant challenges the notion of white theology as being normative
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant reflects on prosperity and faith
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant reflects on the relationship of womanism to black art and Afrocentric aesthetics
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about black people's reactions to seeing themselves in religious art
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant remembers a positive change in how black children viewed black religious art
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant explains the different arguments about the place of people of African descent in Christianity
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant reflects on a summit on black religion that she participated in in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant reflects on the need for interfaith and intra-faith dialogue
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes her hopes and concerns for the black community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant encourages viewers to learn the histories of unsung black women
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant talks about gay rights and the black church
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes how West African traditions have survived in black religion in South Carolina
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant explains her personal religious philosophy, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant explains her personal religious philosophy, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant lists and describes books she was developing at the time of the interview
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Grant describes how she would like to be remembered