Dr. Lewis Brogdon serves as associate professor of Preaching and Black Church Studies and director of the Institute for Black Church Studies at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. He has served in numerous positions in undergraduate and graduate institutions like Simmons College of Kentucky, Claflin University, Bluefield College and Louisville Seminary. Brogdon is the author of books such as A Companion to Philemon; The Spirituality of Black Preaching; Hope on the Brink and No Longer a Slave but a Brother. Brogdon delivers lectures on Martin Luther King Jr., the debate about reparations, and recent protests about the death of George Floyd. He has developed academic courses on the study of Martin Luther King Jr. for educational institutions in Virginia and Kentucky.