William Belden Noble Lecture & Film Series
Please join Professor Jonathan L. Walton on Sunday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Boylston Hall, 110 Fong Auditorium, for the kick-off of the Noble Lecture Film Series with a screening of “Wounded Knee: We Shall Remain,” by documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Jr., the 2015 Noble Lecturer. Two additional films will be screened in the same location in March and April: “Freedom Riders” on Sunday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. and “Freedom Summer” on Sunday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. (Our Sunday morning preacher for April 12, Rev. Clark Olsen, participated in the Freedom Summer of 1964). The William Belden Noble Lecture will be held on Monday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. President Drew Faust will interview Stanley Nelson, Jr.; selected clips of his work will be shown and discussed.
About The lecture
The William Belden Noble Lectures were established in 1898 by Nannie Yulee Noble in memory of her husband. According to the terms of the bequest: “The object of the Founder of the Lectures is to continue the mission of her husband, whose supreme desire was to extend the influence of Jesus as ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life,’ and to illustrate and enforce the words of Jesus — ‘I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.’ The Founder has in view the presentation of the personality of Jesus as given in the New Testament, or unfolded in the history of the Christian Church, or illustrated in the inward experience of His followers, or as the inspiration to Christian Missions for the conversion of the world. The scope of the Lectures is believed to be as wide as the highest interests of humanity.”
The Noble Lectures are free and open to the public.