On Monday, February 23, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club will welcome Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker for a special speaking engagement for youth and community members on finding their legacy and having a positive impact in their community.
During the event, Dr. Walker will reflect on his contribution to the book A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led and interact with a Richmond community leader panel during a discussion aimed at youth of the Club and other community youth and residents on finding their legacy and having a positive impact in their community.
Admission to the event is free, please RSVP via the form below or text WTWALKER to 51555. The first 50 attendees will receive a free signed copy of A Light Shines in Harlem and Dr. Walker will be available to sign copies of A Light Shines in Harlem and his books. Doors open at 10:30AM, the event will begin at 11:00AM and conclude by Noon. Admission is limited to 500.
About Dr. Walker
Dr. Walker is a pastor, national civil rights leader, theologian, and cultural historian. He was Chief of Staff for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an early board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and founded a Congress for Racial Equality. A graduate of Virginia Union University, Walker began as pastor at historic Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA, where he entered the Civil Rights Movement. For 37 years Dr. Walker was Senior Pastor at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, New York, where he also co-founded the Religious Action Network of Africa Action to oppose apartheid in South Africa, and chaired the Central Harlem Local Development Corporation.