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CLHS to host Black History Month panel for students

Feb. 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School is hosting a Black History Month panel on Feb. 10 for its students. Featured will be Dr. Quinton Dixie, the Rev. Bill McGill, the Rev. Luther Whitfield, and Sheila Campbell.

Dr. Quinton Dixie, a 1984 CLHS graduate, is the associate professor of history and religious studies at IPFW and has also been Concordia’s track and field coach since 2006. He was promoted to head coach in 2009. 

The Rev. Bill McGill is the founding senior pastor of Imani Baptist Temple in Fort Wayne. He was previously the CEO of P.E.A.C.E, INC. and served on the youth council for the Ohio State Conference NAACP. Recently, he led the first annual “Fort Wayne Love Train” walk in October with Charleston AME Church Massacre survivors, Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard. 

The Rev. Luther Whitfield, a 1979 CLHS graduate, is the senior pastor of New Covenant Worship Center in Fort Wayne. He has previously served as the National City Life Director for Youth For Christ USA and also as the senior director for the Primetime Community Center. He currently serves on the Huntington University Board of Trustees, Horizon Scholarship Advisory Board, Board of Directors for Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ, Board of Directors for the Euell Wilson Community Center, and Board of Directors for the Crossing Christian School.

Sheila Campbell is a member of the executive committee at Fort Wayne NAACP. She has more than six years of experience working as a youth development manager and is incredibly knowledgeable about African-American History.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.