Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 528

Price Realized: $ 510
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(RELIGION--WHEAT STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.) BORDERS,WILLIAM HOLMES. Six year books 1939-1960 [with] the 1962 Year Book of the Matrons' Circle, and the United Sisterhood Handbook, circa 1940's. Together 8 volumes of various size, some wear. should be seen. Atlanta, 1939-1962

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A representative group of booklets published by the Wheat Street Baptist Church over a period of 30 years. Rev. William Holmes Borders, Sr. (1905-1993), was a civil rights activist and leader and pastor of Wheat Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia from 1937-1988. Borders' influence in the black community was the trigger for a local radio station to offer him a weekly program in 1940. Listeners of both races tuned in to hear information about segregation, disenfranchisement, patriotism (this was during World War II), and black migration to the north. The program became the second-highest-rated broadcast in Atlanta. During bus desegregation in Atlanta, Borders sat in the front of a bus and was arrested. He formed the Wheat Street Credit Union to provide low interest loans to blacks. Three times in the 60s and 70s, Borders ran for the Georgia House of Representatives but failed.