‘Color of Compromise’ Author coming to ACU
Jemar Tisby, an author, speaker, and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, will be guest speaker for the 2021 Don Williams & Royce Money Distinguished Lecture Series at Abilene Christian University Feb. 10-11, 2021.
The series is hosted by The Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action at ACU. Tisby holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master of divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Tisby writes about race, religion, and culture. and is the author of the New York Times best-selling book,”The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism,” which received the 2019 honors for Book of the Year from the Englewood Review of Books and Best Religion and Spirituality Books from the Library Journal.
Tisby co-hosts the podcast “Pass The Mic,” which amplifies dynamic voices for a diverse church. His writing has been featured in The Atlantic, the Washington Post, CNN, Vox, and the New York Times. Jemar is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion, and social movements in the 20th century.