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March on Washington Film Festival – Civil Rights and Religion: Forgotten Father Divine

Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 2:00pm

Despite having over a million followers around the world at one time, the story of Father Divine remains largely unknown. Father's Kingdom hopes to change that. During the Great Depression, Divine’s International Peace Mission established a series of cash-only businesses and hotels where anyone in need could live, get food and find work. He was also a staunch advocate for anti-lynching laws and desegregation, and included them as part of the Mission’s core beliefs.

Participants: Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary; Lenny Feinberg, filmmaker, Father’s Kingdom; Rev. Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin Sr., Washington National Cathedral; Sheena Wright, President & CEO, United Way of New York

Special Guest: Rev. Paul Smith, veteran Civil Rights activist and friend of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Andrew Young

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    • July 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    • Perry Auditorium