Despite his having over a million followers around the world in his heyday, Father Divine's story remains largely unknown. Father's Kingdom hopes to change that. During the Great Depression, Divine’s International Peace Mission established a series of cash-only businesses and hotels where anyone in need could live, get food, and find work. He was also a staunch advocate for anti-lynching laws and desegregation, and used the Mission to promote these causes.
Participants: Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary; Lenny Feinberg, filmmaker, Father’s Kingdom; Rev. Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin Sr., National Cathedral, Sheena Wright, President & CEO, United Way of New York
Moderator: Pat Lawson Muse, NBC4
Special Guest: Rev. Paul Smith, veteran Civil Rights activist and friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Andrew Young
In partnership with the Washington National Cathedral and NBC4
Director: Lenny Feinberg
USA | 2017 | 96 MINUTES | ENGLISH