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The purpose of this projected three-year study is to contribute to the understanding of the history of theological education for blacks in America, linking church and academy, with particular attention to the experience of blacks at Yale Divinity School. It also seeks to elucidate the impact that theological education at YDS had on the lives and careers of generations of church and community leaders, many of whom have made significant contributions both at home and abroad. In addition, this study will attempt to ascertain effective (as well as ineffective) strategies employed in the theological education of blacks in hopes of contributing to the formation of new paradigms for black theological education.

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