Feb 3

Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning Address

6:00pm Online Event

About This Event

Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning Jr
Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning Jr.

Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning will describe growing up Black in the city of Fitchburg, being educated through its school system, and moving forward to be one of the most prominent religious leaders in the United States. Dr. Browning will be joined by his sister, Elder Cornelia Browning-Moore, M.Div., LCSW, MSW, president of “The Healing Waters Counseling, Wellness, Consulting & Training Center, PLLC,” wherein licensed clinicians, lay counselors, and helping professionals are trained to gain an international, “out-of-the-box" perspective to provide healing and restoration ministry to individuals, communities and nations.

Dr. Browning will describe growing up in Fitchburg, the son of prominent Fitchburg State University Professor Dr. Grainger Browning Sr. His stories provide a lens to the growth and transitions of North Central Massachusetts. Dr. Browning is the Senior Pastor of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church of Fort Washington, Maryland. He has been honored with being given the role of providing the invocation at the memorial services of Rosa Parks and Congressman John Lewis. The product of two HBCUs and a member of a historically Black fraternity, he continues to exemplify Black Excellence and his life illustrates the works of the collective Black Family.

This event will include the Fitchburg State Chamber Choir with Christ Church Fitchburg Parish Choir performing "O ye that love the Lord" - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. 

This program is presented as part of the university's celebration of Black History Month.

This event is made possible in part through the generous support of the Newman Center Trust.

Join the event at  https://meet.google.com/vmf-kanh-gcn or click here to view a livestream. To take part in Q&A during the event, please visit https://forms.gle/49J8WSJa7kZunvDx6.