February 17 – Living Our Belief

Dr. Daniel Davis, preaching
Rev. Teri Schwartz and Rev. Jason Lydon

In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to welcome African American Studies and African Studies scholar Dr. Daniel Davis. Dr. Davis will explore contemporary racial injustice, and identify what each of us can do to fight for a more equal and just society. Framed within the teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and inspired his own spirituality, he comes to challenge us to do more, be better, and always consider the plight of others.


Dr. Daniel Ryan Davis is an award-winning tenured professor, public speaker, author, and urban historian. His primary research interests are 20th Century African American history, African American education, Hip Hop/urban culture, and the enslavement era. His most recent research scholarly publications are “Let’s Get Free: A Call for Hip Hop Activism in the Trump Era” and “Sustained Inequality: African American Education in a “Post-racial” Nation.”

He is married to his beautiful wife, Ashley, and has two sons, Daniel Ryan Davis, Jr. (4) and Dylan Ryan Davis (2).