August 18, 2017

A Moment in Black History: Dr. Vincent Harding

The Wedding Day

By The Reverend Kimberly S. Jackson February 9, 2016 I knew him as Uncle Vincent. Others called him dad. Still others called him teacher, prophet, preacher and friend. Today I honor the man who truly believed that we can build a new world. In his revised version of “Jacob’s Ladder,” Dr. Vincent Harding taught us that in […]

Activists Gather to Honor and Continue Harding’s Legacy

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Vincent Harding Memorial Service at King’s Chapel


  We will remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Vincent Harding on Friday, August 22, at 3:00 PM in the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Dr. Harding and his wife Aljosie Knight were true friends and supporters of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center. We […]

May Dr. Harding Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory


  Dr. Vincent Harding, a teacher, activist, prophet, and preacher entered eternal rest on May 19, 2014. The New York Times obituary is here. You can read Lucas Johnson’s moving tribute about Uncle Vincent here. There will be a memorial service in Atlanta for Dr. Harding, and the details are forth coming.

Special Guests


  Bernice Johnson Reagon formerly of Sweet Honey in the Rock blessed the wedding ceremony of Vincent and Aljosie Harding with a song of encouragement. Danny Glover, famous actor and a civil rights activist took a moment for photos with Gabriel Thomas, Morehouse ’14 and The Reverend Kim Jackson      

Knight and Harding Wedding


AJEC hosts wedding of Civil Rights Activists Vincent Harding and Aljosie Harding Vincent Harding and Aljosie Harding (formerly Aljosie Knight) gathered family and friends together to celebrate their marriage on December 21, 2013. The two worked together for countless years during the Southern Freedom Movement, most notably at the Institute of the Black World. Those […]

Grace Lee Boggs to visit


Ms. Grace Lee Boggs will be at the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center on Thursday, March 29, 2012. She will be joined by Dr. Vincent Harding and a number of activists from the Detroit area. The event will begin at 11:30 AM and will be in the cafe. All are welcome. Please bring a brown bagged […]

Blessed are the Peace-makers: Peace activists from the Congo and Japan share their stories


Peace activists Jean Pierre Massamba of the Congo and Kyoko Itaka of Japan