Dr. Eric Motley: An Odyssey of Grace and Gratitude
Dr. Eric Motleyis an executive vice president at the Apsen Institute and formerly served in the U. S. State Department and the White House. He was raised in Madison Park, a small community near Montgomery, Alabama founded by a group of freed slaves, including his ancestor, in 1880; he published a memoir in 2017 that shares many of the details of life in that community, Madison Park, A Place of Hope. Dr. Motley received his undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), he earned a Master of Letters in International Relations and a Ph.D. as the John Steven Watson Scholar.
All members of the community are invited to hear his talk sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. Dr. Motley will sign copies of his book at 4:30 p.m. outside Gailor Auditorium.