Nathaniel Lacy, Jr.

Letter from Nathaniel Lacy, Jr., to Joseph L. Allen, February 1970.

In 1970 Rev. Nathaniel Lacy, Jr. (B.D., 1960), became Perkins School of Theology’s first African American faculty member. Lacy served his alma mater as assistant professor of practical theology and coordinator of black studies until 1974, when he left to further his education at The University of Texas at Arlington (Ph.D., Urban Studies, 1977). In the exhibited letter, Lacy responded positively to Professor Joseph L. Allen’s invitation to discuss working at Perkins.

Dr. Lacy was born June 23, 1935 in Franklin, Louisiana. He retired from the ministry in 2000 and died July 13, 2016 in Huntington, West Virginia.

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