10,000 People Present at Laying of Cornerstone

Title

10,000 People Present at Laying of Cornerstone

Subject

Hotel Brotherhood U.S.A.; civil gathering; Monday Club of Wilmington, DE; Knights Templar; Masonic Hall; fundraiser; Citizens Republican Club; Bainbridge Club; 1529 Bainbridge Street

Description

According to this Tribune report, the May 31, 1920 cornerstone laying ceremony for the new building of the Hotel Brotherhood, the union and fraternal organization representing hotel workers, attracted 10,000 attendees who witnessed a parade with marching bands; speeches; and the laying of the cornerstone embedded with cards bearing the names of each donor to the cause. The day's fundraising tallied over $1000.

Creator

Philadelphia Tribune

Source

Philadelphia Tribune

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 451 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Spring 2016

Date

June 5, 1920

Contributor

Janneken Smucker

Rights

Tribune: Used by permission of the Philadelphia Tribune Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The Philadelphia Tribune, with 130 years of continuous publication, is the oldest newspaper in the United States serving the African-American community.

Format

PDF

Type

Text

Original Format

newspaper article

Files

Tribune_Hotel_Brotherhood.pdf

Citation

Philadelphia Tribune, “10,000 People Present at Laying of Cornerstone,” Goin' North, accessed May 20, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/934.