The Movement for Civil Rights: From Emancipation Proclamation to The Civil Rights Movement 1863-1965
Freedman’s Hospital, Howard University circa 1900
the young pastor in Graduation photo at Union Theological Seminary, New York City
Photos below: Reverend Howard Thurman- Theological mentor to Reverends John N Doggett Jr and Martin Luther King Jr.
April 1961 Bovard Auditorium,USC, Los Angeles: Reverend Doggett presents Martin Luther King Jr certificate/check as Development Chair for WCLC. Photo: Courtesy CSUN Harry Adams Archive
Los Angeles City Councilman, Gilbert Lindsay-standing next to Reverend Doggett seated-far right and newly appointed members of WCLC, The Western Christian Leadership Conference: a Los Angeles fundraising arm for Reverend Martin Luther King’s newly formed SCLC
During these critical years, my father joined ranks with other leading Los Angeles civic leaders including Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, Congressman Augustus Hawkins, LA City Councilmen Billy Mills and Gilbert Lindsey, The Reverends Maurice Dawkins, LL White, James Hargett, Sylvester Odom, Jerry Ford, John Bain and Lawrence Felix to create a critical wellspring of movement towards social justice on all levels for African Americans and other under represented citizens
The young TOM BRADLEY, 1963 future Mayor of Los Angeles 1970s-90s then with LAPD standing next to Methodist Conference Bishop Shaw. I was 8 years old then but it is likely Tom Bradley was presented by Bishop Shaw during the church service. Color proof from photo shoot of my parents.