The FBI, Christian White Supremacy, and the Black Freedom Movement: Dr. Lerone A. Martin in conversation with Dr. Clarence B. Jones

11:45AM - 1:00PM
McLaren Complex 250
Antiracism & Diversity

Join us for an exciting conversation with Dr. Lerone A. Martin and Dr. Clarence B. Jones, moderated by Rev. Dr. Ronné Wingate Sims, about Dr. Martin’s new book:  The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover:  How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism (Princeton, 2023):  “The shocking untold story of how the FBI partnered with white evangelicals to champion a vision of America as a white Christian nation” -- and how the FBI abused its power in a systematic campaign to wiretap, malign, and harass Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. Jones himself.

  • Dr. Clarence B. Jones, former lawyer, strategic advisor and draft speechwriter for Dr. King, and Co-Founder of the USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice.
  • Dr. Lerone A. Martin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Chair and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
  • Rev. Dr. Ronné Wingate Sims, ordained Baptist minister, USF Assistant Director Religious Diversity, Justice and Outreach.