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Give to The Wright Chair in African American Studies
The Wright Chair in African American Studies was established in honor of the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr., who in 1949 was one of the first two African Americans to receive a STM degree from the seminary. Pastor Wright served as pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Philadelphia's Germantown section for 42 years, and was the congregation's pastor emeritus for an additional 21 years during retirement. His son, the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., is pastor-emeritus of the 8,000-member Trinity United Church of Christ congregation in Chicago, and is a frequent Preaching with Power presenter.