Wallis Baxter, Grad Certificate 2009

Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church SW – District Heights, MD; VP of Academic Affairs, Maple Springs Bible College and Seminary – Capitol Heights, MD

2009: Graduate Certificate in African & African American Studies; Master of Divinity

How has being an African & African American Studies graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"It have equipped me with a unique lens with which to engage society and culture."

What advice would you give students in Duke's African & African American Studies programs? 

"Engage the Diaspora with an open mind. Strive to read America through an Africentric lens; it is liberating."

Wallis Baxter