Shrine of the Black Madonna Second annual "Spring Forum Series," April 1970

Detroit, MI: Black Christian Nationalist Movement, 1970. unpaginated, [36p], 8.5 x 11 inches, wraps mildly worn, program for speaking series of this Black Nationalist church and First National Convention of the Black Christian Nationalist Movement. Program signed by Pastor Albert Cleage, Jr. on first interior page. Speakers included Roy Innes (CORE), C. Eric Linclon (Union Theological Seminary), poet LeRoi Jones, and Hosea WIlliams (SCLC). Influential church of the 1970s which promoted the notion of a Black Messiah and Black Madonna.

Pastor Albert Cleage, Jr. had served as a minister at San Francisco's integrated Church of the Fellowship of All Peoples but became disillusioned with the concept of integration. He returned to Detroit and in 1953 split with African American members from an integrated church to form what became the Shrine of the Black Madonna in 1967. The church, now the Panafrican Orthodox Christian Church, is still active.

Cat.No: 168745

Price: $150.00