In January of 1827 on a cold Sunday morning in Washington, DC, more than a thousand people assembled in the Capitol to witness one of the most remarkable events ever to take place in the Hall of Representatives. Harriet Livermore, a celebrated female preacher, had been invited to preach to Congress.
Melissa Bartholomew, MDiv '15, was selected by her student colleagues as the class speaker for HDS Commencement 2015. The following remarks were delivered by Bartholomew at the Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 28. Read more about Reclaiming Harvard's Divinity