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"Mother Dear: Alberta King, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Ebenezer Sound, 1922-1974"
Dr. Maurice Wallace, professor of English from Rutgers University, will give the Sihler Endowed Lecture honoring women and church music. For more about Dr. Wallace, find his bio here, and read his article “Precious Lord”: Black Mother-Loss and the Roots of Modern Gospel".
Sihler Family Endowment
The Sihler Memorial Lecture series was originally established in 1980 as a memorial to Rev. Ernest W. Sihler (1900-1970) and Mable Wold Sihler (1904-1979), with its focus on "the Christian Woman and the Church." The Sihler family has had close ties to Luther College since 1890 when Dr. William Sihler, Ernest's father, began a 50-year career as professor at the College. This fund was established by the three daughters of Ernest, alumnus Luther class of 1922, and Mabel (Wold) Sihler, alumna St. Olaf class of 1926: Margaret Sihler Anderson ’57, DSA ’92; Susan P. Sihler, ’56-58; and Carolyn Sihler Connors, ’59-60. Following the death of Margaret Sihler Anderson, Ph.D., in 2006, the name of the fund was changed to The Sihler Family Endowment, with the added emphasis on women in church music in response to Margaret's professional career. The fund continues to fund lectures addressing issues of women in the church and also women in church music.