Excavating Our Roots

Baptist History and the Origins of White Supremacy in the United States

November 10-12, 2022
The Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, Alabama
Ticket Price: $50/person


Registration will open on August 15, 2022 and close on October 21, 2022. Childcare will be provided.


Thursday, November 10

6:00 pm – Beer Garden

Friday, November 11

8:30 AM – Coffee Hour 
9:00 AM
– Worship 
9:30 AM
– Break
9:45 AM
– Lecture
11:15 AM
– Break
11:30 AM
– Lunch
12:30 PM
– Individual Museum Tour
– Dinner on your own

Saturday, November 12

8:30 AM – Coffee Hour
9:00 AM Reflection
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM -Fishbowl conversation
11:45 AM – Benediction

Keynote Speakers

Alexis Tardy is a Minister and Organizing Associate with Children’s Defense Fund. Before returning to Indianapolis in 2020, Alexis led as the Program Director at Faith and For the Sake of All, where she organized trainings and workshops to end racial disparities in Saint Louis. As a consultant for Urban Strategies, she mentored youth and worked with families and community leaders in Ferguson, Missouri. Alexis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Womanist Preaching degree at Memphis Theological Seminary. Alexis is deeply committed to justice and Black and Latinx families while working toward equitable communities. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her dog KoKo.

Reverend Elijah R. Zehyoue serves as the Co-Director of the Alliance of  Baptist. In this role, he is leading them through an effort to become an anti-racist organization.  As a historian, theologian, pastor, preacher, and teacher, Elijah is committed to using his many gifts to help people of all walks of life do the head, heart, and soul work required for our collective liberation. He is  a  graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and the University of Chicago (M.Div.), and he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in African History at Howard University where he is writing a dissertation on the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and the Origins of the Conflict in Liberia. Additionally, Elijah teaches African and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Prior to coming to the Alliance, Elijah served on the pastoral staff at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Elijah is originally from Liberia, West Africa and grew up Baton Rouge, La.


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