The Black Law Student Association at Regent University Receives a Book from the Willits Book Trust of PYM


IMG_1371On June 15, 2016, the Willits Book Trust Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting presented a copy of William Still’s seminal work, The Underground Railroad, to Gloria Ann Whittico, Associate Professor of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA and faculty advisor to the Regent Chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA).  Regent University, founded by Dr. M. G. “Pat” Robertson, is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian University. Students from Regent’s BLSA Chapter tutor inmates of local juvenile detention centers to prepare and coach youths as they make their individual journeys towards literacy and freedom. The gift from Willits was presented in recognition of the dedication of Professor Whittico, the shared Christian heritage and social justice concerns of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Regent University and the activism and community contributions of BLSA students.