BA Jackson State University
MA University of Dayton
PhD University of Michigan

Department of Social Transformation

One of my primary research goals/passions is to uncover and restore the history of African American women in the Bahá’í Faith. Many courageous black women made significant contributions from the very beginning. Knowing their life stories empowers us all. Another goal/passion is to help African American youth obtain a college education. I created a college preparation program entitled Dream Keepers, approximately eleven years ago. The majority of the high school students who complete the program go on to college. This is a service that occupies my heart and feeds my soul.


Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis


Anti-black Racism in the U.S.: The Most Vital and Challenging Issue

Lecture Topics

African American Women in the Bahá’í Faith – A Living History