Historical Context and External Links for the Ninth Issue of The Dawn of Tomorrow
Article: “Bishop Connor Opens A. M. E. Conference”
“African Methodist Episcopal Church”:
- created out of the Free African Society in Philadelphia in 1787.
- began with strongest holdin Northeast and Midwest, but became international in late 19th century with denominations in Sierra Leone and Liberia, as well as for Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction African Americans in the South.
- building bought in 1888 by Bishop Benjamin Tanner in order to re-establish an American, rather than British, Methodist Episcopal Church in Windsor, ON.
Article: “Negro Comedian Makes Hit at Grand Theatre in “Town Scandals”
- African American vaudeville performer
- performed throughout USA, Canada, and Europe
“Grand Opera House”:
- a historic site in London that was originally built in 1880, and rebuilt in 1900 after a fire. The building houses a large auditorium and is now the Grand Theatre.
Article: “A fitting answer to the Klan”
- The official publication of the NAACP, founded in 1910 by founding editor WEB Du Bois.
Article: “Mrs. Leeds objection to carrier not sustained”
“Harry S. New”:
- United States Postmaster General, born in Indianapolis, who served in the cabinets of President Harding and Coolidge.
Article: “Spain Having Difficulties”:
- Within the context of the Rif War, also known as the Second Moroccan War, that was fought mainly between colonial power Spain and Riffian rebels led by Adb-El Krim in Northern Morocco.
- The rebel leader of a Riffian group in Northern Morocco who fought against Spanish and French colonial forces in the early 1920s. Helped to establish the short-lived Rif Republic.
Article: “Three elements of African culture”
“tribes of Baganda, Mashonaland, and Yoruba”:
- Baganda, also known as Ganda, are an ethnic group in and around Uganda
- a region in Northern Zimbabwe that, in 1923, became part of the self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia.
- ethnic group that mainly inhabits Nigeria, with other population centres neighbouring Benin and Togo.
- Joseph Alexander Tilinghast, author of “The Negro in Africa and America”
- Charles A. Ellwood, American sociologist and former president of the American Sociological Society.
- John Roscoe, an Anglican missionary to East Africa, and subsequent anthropologist who published Twenty-Five Years in East Africa in 1922.
Article: “Chatham Notes”
“Amherstburg Regular Baptist Association”
- community organization founded out of the First Baptist Church in Amherstburg, ON.
Article: “St Catharines Notes”
- British Methodist Episcopal (BME) churches, grown out of the American (AME) churches, were titled “British” after an 1856 decision to create an identity separate from their American counterparts. The B. M. E. church in St. Catharines may refer to Salem Chapel, an important abolitionist and underground railroad centre.