Christ Church Cathedral- Free event , but must present ticket.
The Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to host Pulitzer Prize winner, historian, and MacArthur grant recipient Taylor Branch for this Taft lecture. He is best known for his trilogy of books chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and much of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement.
For more information see https://cincinnaticathedral.com/event/taft-lecture/
TAFT LECTURE SERIES
Upcoming Taft Lecture: Taylor Branch
The cathedral is pleased to host Pulitzer Prize winner, historian, and MacArthur grant recipient Taylor Branch on Monday, October 21, at 7:00 PM. Branch is best known for his trilogy of books chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and much of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. There is no admissions charge. More details and how you can request your ticket to come.
ABOUT THE TAFT LECTURE SERIES
Funded by The Charles P. and Eleanor Taft Memorial Fund, the Taft Lecture Series features provocative thinkers, writers, teachers, theologians, social justice activists and leaders in the fields of religion, social science, the arts, politics and more. Lectures are presented once or twice or year, as the featured speakers’ schedules permit.
The series honors the community leadership of its namesakes. Charlie in particular was know for integrating sacred and civic values. The son of U.S. President William Howard Taft devoted his life to public service –– as both a member of city council and mayor of Cincinnati, as the 40-year warden of Christ Church (now Christ Church Cathedral) and as co-founder of the World Council of Churches.
Following the deaths of Charlie and Eleanor, the vestry of Christ Church Cathedral chose to earmark a generous memorial gift from the Taft family for lectures and other programs that reflects and honors their life’s work.