This week, we’re celebrating the Oscars by speaking to stars from three breakout movies of the season. Barry Jenkins, Director of the Oscar-nominated movie, ‘Moonlight’, Octavia Spencer talks about playing mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the hit movie, ‘Hidden Figures’. Mykelti Williamson reflects on his role as Gabriel Maxson in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson’s play, ‘Fences’. Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, born in 1918, is a graduate of Leland College and the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology. Named “Dean of African American Preachers” by Time magazine, he served the Concord Baptist Church of Brooklyn as its senior pastor for 42 years. Dr. Taylor is the author of several books, including the six-volume series The Words of Gardner Taylor. Having had a prolific ministry as a clergyman and advocate for social justice, he and his wife, Phillis, now reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.