Wynton Marsalis is the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, educator and leading advocate of American culture.
Dr. Miguel De La Torre serves as Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. His academic pursuit is social ethics within contemporary U.S. thought, specifically how religion affects race, class and gender oppression.
Dr. Ariana A. Curtis is the first curator of Latinx studies at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In this role, she researches, collects, exhibits and promotes Latinx- and Black-centered narratives to more accurately represent the history and culture of the Americas.
The trio was engaged in conversation by the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin Jr., the inaugural James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. A renowned scholar on moral leadership in the 21st century, Franklin previously served as the 10th president of Morehouse College, and from 2014 to 2017 as Chautauqua Institution’s Director of Religion.
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