Lecturer to Share to the Personal Connection Underground Railroad

Michael Nabors

Bethany Theological Seminary will host a presentation entitled, “The Journey Home: Tracing and Discovering the History of one Black Family in the United States” by Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 10 a.m. The event will be held at Bethany Center, 615 National Road West, in Richmond, Indiana.

Nabors is pastor of Second Baptist Church in Evanston, Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, two master’s degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Union Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He served churches in New Jersey and Michigan before arriving in Evanston. Nabors has served as president of the Evanston chapter of the NAACP, received numerous community awards, and was inducted into Morehouse College’s College of Preachers.

With funding from Lilly Endowment, Nabors has researched the history of his family, which includes individuals who escaped slavery by traveling on the Underground Railroad, This history intersects with the Levi Coffin House, a site in Fountain City, Indiana, where many formerly enslaved people found shelter.

This event is free and open to the public.