The Church That Welcomed 10,000 Strangers

Title

The Church That Welcomed 10,000 Strangers

Subject

Charles Tindley, American Methodist Episcopal Church

Description

Magazine article written by Charles A. Tindley for Outlook. Tindley was a clergyman of the American Methodist Episcopal Church and had a congregation of over 10,000 members. The article discusses Tindley's ministry which catered to migrants from the south. Those coming from the South would often ask "Where shall we go?"

Creator

Outlook

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

c. 1919

Contributor

Tina Conway, Anastasia Amand

Format

PNG

Type

Document

Text

"There I Stood, face to face with 10,000 black men, weary, homeless in a strange land - and they reached out their arms to me and said, "Where shall we go?" Where should they go indeed? They had already gone a long, long way from their old homes in the South, lured by the hopes of safety of life and limb, and better working conditions for themselves and better educational opportunities for their children. There they stood in the gray streets of Philadelphia , and looked out upon the Promised Land that held no welcome fro them - ten thousand of them homeless, and fifty thousand pressing on behind..."

Original Format

Magazine page

Files

TIndley Outlook article Oct. 1919.png


Citation

Outlook , “The Church That Welcomed 10,000 Strangers,” Goin' North, accessed November 26, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/19.