Macy’s Herald Square presented a special evening celebrating the release of Hildi Hendrickson’s biography of Reverend Dr. Paul Smith, Senior Pastor Emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn.

Hildi Hendrickson, Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology at LIU Brooklyn, penned the book Listening for the Sound of the Genuine: Race, Religion and Renewal in the Life of Rev. Dr. Paul Smith to create contexts for talking and thinking about race in America.

Dr. Smith, a former LIU trustee, shared his experiences and the wisdom he has gained over the course of his career. Following the discussion, guests enjoyed live music from a jazz band as they were served refreshments. Reverend Dr. Smith autographed copies of his new biography.