Article of the Day: Father Divine

Article of the Day:
Father Divine

George Baker was a controversial African-American spiritual leader. He began preaching to poor blacks in the rural American south, moved north, and established the Peace Mission Movement in New York City in 1919. Calling himself Father Divine and claiming to be God, he attracted a large following in New York and Philadelphia. He preached communal living and racial equality and prohibited tobacco, liquor, and cosmetics. Which infamous cult leader claimed to be the reincarnation of Father Divine? More…:

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