Today in History:In 1965 Father Divine Dies

Reverend M.J. Divine

Born as Major Jealous Divine, Father Divine began his career in 1899 as an assistant to Father Jehovia, the founder of an independent religious group.

In 1912 he left Father Jehovia and emerged several years later as the leader of what would become the Peace Mission movement.

In 1933 Father Divine and his followers left Sayville for Harlem, where he became one of the most flamboyant leaders of the Depression era.

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