charge in life to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, Keith L.
Magee, Th.D. is an internationally sought speaker, lecturer and preacher. He
areas of expertise include African American Migration, the Black Church in
Urban America, the HIV/AIDS Crisis and Faith and Politics.
Magee is the executive director of The National Public Housing Museum and
Center for the Study of Housing and Society, Chicago, IL. He took the
appointment after serving as a senior advisor, religious affairs, with the
Obama Campaign and as a senior director at the Museum of African American
History-Boston and Nantucket.
studies have taken him through the prestigious halls of Ohio University, the
University of Pennsylvania, University of London School of Oriental and African
Studies, Georgetown University, Harvard Divinity School and Grace International
Bible College. His areas study includes psychology, economics, and
religion. His dissertation, A Rite of Their Own: The Migration of Roman
Catholic Creoles of Color from New Orleans to Chicago, 1930-70, led to the
conferring of the doctorate of theology.
His ministerial calling has
led to leadership at Berachah Church, in Boston, MA; as resident seminarian,
Mount Carmel Baptist Church; and minister of summer programs, Northminister
Presbyterian Church, both of Washington, DC. He serves as the senior
faith and politics advisor to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-D). In
addition, he is passionate about providing humanitarian aid to children and
families, especially in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Soweto and Johannesburg, South
Africa. Peter Drobac, M.D., Partners in Health, commissioned him to build an
interfaith Chapel and chaplaincy program for their hospital in rural
Magee serves on the White
House African American Clergy Council and Massachusetts Council of Chaplains.
He is the co-founder of Abba House, for children infected and affected with
HIV/AID, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. He serves as on the board of advisor of the
Anti-Defamation League-World of Difference Institute, director of Genesis at
the Crossroad and Winthrop Federal Credit Union. He is a member of the American
Academy of Religion, Association for the Study of African American Life and
History and American Historical Association.
He is a life member of the
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., having served nationally on the Guide Right
Commission and the board of director of Metropolitan Kappa Scholarship
Foundation, as well as the nominating committee chair for Boston (MA) Alumni
Magee splits his time between Chicago, IL and Boston, MA.
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