The farm started as Young People's Interracial Fellowship of Philadelphia in 1931, and was later created into Fellowship House in North Philadelphia. Fellowship House joined forces with three other organizations giving birth to the Fellowship Commission. Marjorie Penney became the first director of the organization and Dr. Herbert Haslam, a Baptist pastor became the Administrator. In 1948, Dr. Haslam started the Fellowship House choir, which is now known as Singing City. In 1949, a young seminarian, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited the Fellowship Church hosted at the training center in Fellowship House, and heard a sermon on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi by Dr. Mordecai Johnson, president of Howard University. Dr. King described the message as profound, electrifying and influential, setting him on a path of social reform marked by love and nonviolence. Dr. Haslam brought many speakers to Fellowship House: Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Bunche, Frank Sinatra, Harry Belafonte, … [Read more...] about CGRC Honors MLK at The African American Museum!
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"Swatting" is a prank call made to authorities with the express purpose of luring them to a location -- usually a home -- where they are led to believe a horrific crime has been committed or is in progress. It leads to a forceful response from local police or SWAT teams, who have no way to know the call is a hoax. … [Read more...] about Virginia man charged in alleged swatting ring targeting African Americans and Jewish people
Anthony Coaxum agreed. He is building a home in Snowden that would be about 30 feet from the new school site, he said. Coaxum, who found out Jan. 6 about the move, said he’s begun contemplating the costs of building a fence that would shield his view of the aging structure. … [Read more...] about Future of historic African American school in jeopardy
In addition to the Navy Cross, Miller also received the Purple Heart Medal and the American Defense Service Medal, Fleet Clasp, as well as the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal, according to the Navy. In 1973, a Knox-class frigate was named in honor of Miller, but was later decommissioned in the 1990's. … [Read more...] about Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero
Holloway succeeds Robert Barchi, who has served as president of Rutgers since 2012, according to the university's website. Barchi, a neurologist, announced last summer that the 2019-2020 academic year would be his last as president. He will return to Rutgers for the next academic year as a university professor. … [Read more...] about Rutgers University elects its first African American president