The collection consists of manuscripts, drafts of sermons, church and personal correspondence and photographs of Dr. Thomas
Kilgore, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles from 1963-1985 and a noted civil rights and civic leader.
Dr. Thomas Kilgore, Jr. was born February 20, 1913 in Woodruff, South Carolina to Thomas and Eugenia Kilgore. He graduated
from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1935, did some graduate work at Howard University's School of Religion in 1944 and 1945,
and received a Master's of Divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1957. He held pastorates in
North Carolina from 1936 to 1947 and at the Friendship Baptist Church in Harlem from 1947 to 1963, where he rose to prominence
in the civil rights movement.
12.0 linear ft.
10 banker's boxes
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