Mordecai Johnson speaking at unidentified event
Paul Henderson (1899-1988)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Paul Henderson Photograph Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
Mordecai Johnson (1890-1976) was born in Tennessee to two former slaves and went on to be an accomplished and famous preacher. He served as the first African American president of Howard University from 1926 through 1960. Read more about Johnson on this Howard University page. Also pictured here is Theodore McKeldin (Mayor of Baltimore and later Governor of Maryland), seated second from right.
Peace and love to you on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Check out this newly-released speech King gave to the New York State Civil War Centennial Commission at Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City on September 12, 1962 courtesy of the New York State Museum.