Bi-Racial Sunday School Assembly Formed Here

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(From the Baltimore Afro-American, October 6, 1951, reprinted by permission)

Baltimore has gained something unique in the way of race relations with the organization, recently, of the Children’s Sunday Assembly, composed of youngsters from a variety of racial and religious backgrounds.

The project is sponsored by the Baltimore Ethical Society, and the assembly, which held its first meeting Sunday, meets every Sunday in Levering Hall on the campus of Johns Hopkins University at 11 a.m. A few more children will be accepted for enrollment.

Kenneth C. Milford, president of the Ethical Society, an associate member of the American Ethical Union, pointed out that the assembly’s purpose is to teach youngsters “a way of life in which faith in man is paramount and ethical conduct is regarded as the highest form of worship.”

Five classes have been organized, including the nursery for two to three-years olds, taught by Miss Florence Landon; kindergarten, 4-5 years, Mrs. Sarah Milford; Junior I, for 6-7 years, Miss Rose E. Brousman; Junior II for 8-9 years, Mrs. Florence Chodak; and Senior, 10-11 years, Paul Kangas, chairman of the children’s committee.

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