Purple America is a national initiative of Values-in-Action Foundation to re-focus the American conversation to a civil, productive and respectful dialogue around our American shared values.
Values-in-Action Foundation empowers students and adults to build communities of kindness, caring and respect through programs that teach, promote, and provide skills and tools to enable individuals to make positive values-based decisions every day. To learn more about Project Love, our school-based, character-development initiative of Values-in-Action Foundation, visit www.viafdn.org
Dr. McMickle has served as the Senior Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland since 1987 and is the Professor of Homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio, where he has served on the full-time faculty since 1996. The author of 12 books, he has authored dozens of articles that regularly appear in professional journals and magazines. He has also served as president of both the NAACP and the Urban League in Cleveland, as well as serving as president of the Shaker Heights Board of Education and president of the Karamu House Performing Arts Center. He is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of Cleveland State University.
Rev. Marvin McMickle