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Interdenominational Theological Center Photographs collection


Grounds of Thirkield Hall. Written on verso: Gammon Theological Seminary, a place of major importance in educational life of the Church and the nation. It is only a highly trained and devoted leadership that can present the religion of Jesus to the American Negro, whose amazing advances in the last fifty years constitute one of the extraordinary achievements of the Western world. The Negro who has been basically religious is being sought by the forces of materialism. Gammon Theological Seminary, ably led by its highly trained and scholarly President, maintaining a splendid faculty and reaching a strong student body, deserves the full support of the people called Methodists and of all who are interested in giving to the American Negro a religious leadership qualified to win the mind and the heart of a great people. (Bishop G. Bromley Oxam, Boston Area, December 18, 1939).

Date Information

circa 1940


photomechanical prints


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The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.


Buildings and Grounds


African Americans--Religion, Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, Ga.), Buildings, Gammon Theological Seminary, United Methodist Church, Buildings



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