In this next “in conversation” video, Dr. Virgil Wood talks about the Alexander Wood legacy, the Julius Rosenwald school he attended as a young child and the community that nurtured him, and the concept of a Deep Woods memorial park that is under development in Texas.
The Beloved Community Initiative is pleased to announce the new “In Conversation” series that begins with several short conversations with Dr. Virgil Wood.
The videos below capture Dr. Wood’s perspective on a broad range of issues relating to the Beloved Community and Beloved Economy. In the first video, Dr. Wood tells the story of how Martin Luther King Sr. and George Wallace came together and what this means for the Beloved Community.
In the second video, Dr. Wood discusses his idea for a George Floyd Jubilee on October 14, 2023, when Mr. Floyd would have been 50 years old. The promise of this jubilee is a just America for everyone.
In the final video, Dr. Wood reflects on his experience marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1960s and the current Black Lives Matter movement.
Dr. Wood reflects on the relationship between Martin Luther King Sr. and George Wallace.
Dr. Wood discusses his idea for a George Floyd Jubilee.
Dr. Virgil Wood on the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Dr. Virgil Wood was recently interviewed by Prof. Saida Grundy for the The Undefeated, during which he reflects on his work with his lifelong friend Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian, who sadly passed on July 17. Rev. Vivian was 95.
At 4:30pm on Thursday, Dec 13, 2018, Dr. Virgil Wood, Dr. Carlos Phillips, Dr. Owen Cardwell, Dr. Ralph Hall, and Dr. Ryan Hulbert will be speaking at Booker T. Washington High School in Houston about “Lifting the Veil of Ignorance, Reversing the Jail Trail, and Jump Starting Viable Economic Futures for All.” Please come and join us if you are located in the Houston area.