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Reverend Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith

The Reverend Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith was born on August 18, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Reverend Roosevelt and Geneva Walker. As a child, she spent summers and holidays in the rural south in Alabama with her family and still maintains a kindred rapport there.

After attending both public and private schools, she went to Kent State University, graduating with a degree in arts in telecommunications (broadcast journalism). She decided to follow in her father's footsteps and entered Yale University Divinity School. Completing her Masters Degree in 1983, Walker-Smith became the first African American woman to graduate from the Doctor of Ministry Program at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Currently, Walker-Smith serves as the Executive Director of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis. She is the first African American and first woman to do so. Walker-Smith has lived in three African countries and has traveled extensively throughout Africa and the world. Her journalism background is serving her well as the host of Faces of Faith on PAX Television Network, a co-host on the Odyssey Hallmark Cable Network and a columnist for the Indianapolis Star-News newspaper.

As the Executive Director of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Walker-Smith works to stop violence in the inner city. Walker-Smith organizes prayer vigils around this issues, but believes that racial and economic issues are at the heart of violence. She has also spoken at the Indiana Women's Prison since 1991.

Accession Number

A2000.040

Sex

Female

Interview Date

7/11/2000

Last Name

Walker-Smith

Maker Category
Marital Status

Married

Occupation
Schools

Highlands Elementary School

Ridgewood School

Springfield North High School

Kent State University

Yale Divinity School

Princeton Theological Seminary

Hayward Middle School

Springfield High School

Speakers Bureau

Yes

First Name

Angelique

Birth City, State, Country

Cleveland

HM ID

WAL02

Speakers Bureau Honorarium

Yes - Negotiable

Favorite Season

Spring

State

Ohio

Favorite Vacation Destination

Alabama

Favorite Quote

And the good news is...

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

District of Columbia

Interview Description
Birth Date

8/18/1958

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Washington

Country

USA

Favorite Food

Pie (Apple)

Short Description

Minister Reverend Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith (1958 - ) was the first African American and first woman to serve as executive director of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Indiana. Walker-Smith also does extensive media work as the host of, "Faces of Faith" on PAX Television Network, a co-host on the Odyssey Hallmark Cable Network and a columnist for the Indianapolis Star-News newspaper.

Employment

Urban League

Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry

Indianapolis Women's Prison

Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis

Favorite Color

Purple

DAStories

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64767">Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Angelique Walker-Smith's interview</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64768">Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Angelique Walker-Smith lists her favorites</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64769">Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about her father, Reverend Roosevelt Walker</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64770">Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about her mother, Geneva Walker</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64771">Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Angelique Walker-Smith describes her parents' personalities</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64772">Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Angelique Walker-Smith shares her childhood memories</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64773">Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about growing up as the preacher's kid</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64774">Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Angelique Walker-Smith describes her childhood personality</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64775">Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Angelique Walker-Smith describes influential grade school teachers</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64776">Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about her grade school years</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64777">Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Angelique Walker-Smith describes her teenaged years</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64778">Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about her decision to attend Kent State University in Kent, Ohio</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64779">Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Angelique Walker-Smith describes her experience at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64780">Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about her husband, R. Drew Smith</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64781">Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Angelique Walker-Smith her classmates at Yale Divinity School</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64782">Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about changing perspectives on women in ministry</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64124">Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about her mentor, Dr. Mannie L. Wilson</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64125">Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about the beginning of her career in the Baptist church</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64126">Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about her congregation at Central Baptist Church in Hartford, Connecticut</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64127">Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Angelique Walker-Smith describes lessons in ministry</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64128">Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Angelique Walker-Smith describes her transition to Indianapolis, Indiana</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64129">Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about her work on Death Row</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64130">Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about the significance of the African American church</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64131">Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about what she hopes to accomplish</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64132">Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64133">Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Angelique Walker-Smith shares her favorite bible verse</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64134">Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Angelique Walker-Smith reflects upon her legacy</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64135">Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Angelique Walker-Smith describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64136">Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about racial discrimination in Christianity</a>

<a href="https://da.thehistorymakers.org/story/64137">Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Angelique Walker-Smith talks about importance of recording African American history</a>