October 20 – 21

There’s always a place at the dinner table for Father Divine. But the man born George Baker, the son of formerly enslaved parents who preached integration and even led his equally black and white congregation in civil rights protests, died in 1965. Father Divine, whose followers believe him to be God, took his church from Long Island to Harlem, and finally to an estate in Pennsylvania, where around twenty remain today. . They insist that Father Divine never exploited them financially or otherwise, but, historians speculate on the morals of an omniscient and rigorous leader who amassed an empire. Father’s Kingdom provides an in-depth take on one of the most unusual and divisive religious leaders you’ve never heard of. -KM

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