Wed
24

'Kerosene Lamp Church’ - the mission of Manuel Ricardo Martin and Central Congregational Church

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Cost: Free

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities
357 Benefit Street (at Williams)
863-1177

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"Kerosene Lamp Church" -- the mission of Manuel Ricardo Martin and Central Congregational Church -- talk with images by Sylvia Ann Soares

This the story of 1886, Cape Verdean immigrant Manuel Ricardo Martin's mission and the extraordinary support of Central Congregational Church in what became the First Cape Verdean Protestant Church in America, now Sheldon Street Church.

This collaboration richly served the Cape Verdean community of Fox Point, with religion, education, training, social work and activity, until 1949. Archival images.

This project is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.