On October 29, 2017, approximately 200 guests convened to celebrate the long-awaited Dedication and Grand Opening of FATHER DIVINE’s Library and Museum at Woodmont. Below are two short videos. The first shows Miss Patience Bud cutting the ribbon:
The second short video shows a portion of the crowd milling around and enjoying the many exhibits in the new Library:
A longer video showing Dedication speeches is available on Facebook page for Father Divine’s Library and Museum.
FATHER’s Library will be open Wednesdays 1:00pm-5:00pm and Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm. Other times will be available by appointment. If you would like to call ahead or make arrangements for a special appointment, call (610) 520-1841 or (610) 525-5598, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or FatherDivineInformation@gmail.com.
Thank You, FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE!
At Century House Historical Society in Rosendale, NY, 20 Sept 2009, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Dr. Carleton Mabee, said:
“I’d like to summarize in a few words the history of the civil rights movement in a way that oversimplifies the role of Father Divine in it, oversimplifies the whole thing, but it still makes a point: Father Divine proved that interracial living was possible. So, Rosa Parks sat in front of a bus and she wouldn’t move when she was asked to go to the back; so, Martin Luther King gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech in Washington; so, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. There it is in a few words…”
Here is the relevant excerpt:
If you would like to view the entire presentation about FATHER DIVINE’s important interracial communities in Ulster County, New York, it is on YouTube in seven parts. Part one is here. (Subsequent parts, clearly numbered, will appear in the right-hand sidebar on the YouTube page).