Jeremiah Wright has been fairly quiet lately, giving just a handful of public addresses in the fall. But guess where he’ll be on January 20, while a certain ceremony is taking place in the nation’s capital? Just 90 miles down the road in Richmond.
Yes, on Inauguration Day, the good Rev. Wright will be giving the first of a series of lectures on “Prophetic Proclamation”–a subject he knows well–at Virginia Union University.
It’s the school where he first studied before leaving to join the Marine Corps in the early 1960s, and its school of theology is named after his doctoral advisor, Samuel DeWitt Proctor, who also mentored MLK. So there are plenty of reasons for Wright to return and run this intensive workshop. And yet. Wright always has been a preacher known for his sense of timing.