Black People's Unity Movement (BPUM), American, founded 1966 Search this
digital media - born digital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
New York, United States, North and Central America
Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
July 15, 2011
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.33.1a, 2011.174.33.1b, 2011.174.33.1c, 2011.174.33.1d, 2011.174.33.1e, 2011.174.33.1f, and 2011.174.33.1g.
John Churchville, J.D. recalls growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his mother's career as a music teacher, moving to New York, and converting to Islam. He remembers joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), registering voters in Americus, Georgia, and in Mississippi. He discusses moving back to Philadelphia, converting to Christianity, and founding the Freedom Library and Black People's Unity Movement. He is senior pastor of the Liberation Fellowship Church of Jesus.