Baker, George

Baker, George (known as Father Divine)

(?1877–1965) evangelist; born near Savannah, Ga. He began preaching to poor blacks in the rural South, migrated northward, and eventually established himself in New York City, where he launched the Peace Mission movement in 1919. Calling himself Father Divine, he established a large following among African-Americans in New York and Philadelphia. He preached communal living and racial equality, and prohibited tobacco, liquor, and cosmetics. Although more than 170 Peace Mission settlements were established, the movement did not long survive the death of its founder.
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The Strategist also includes original insights from Powell, George H.W Bush, Kissinger, the late Lawrence Eagleberger, James Baker, George Shultz, Robert Gates, and seemingly everyone else who ever knew Scowcroft.
Philip Randolph and the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Jo Baker, George Schuyler and the Young Negroes' Co-operative League, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panther Party.
Having worked with a list of legends and luminaries, which we frankly haven't got room to print (but John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson and Herbie Hancock would be a few), Jack's current focus sees him composing and performing alongside Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese.
"We get one fit and someone else gets a knock and with such a small squad we have to rely on bringing in the young lads such as Connor Baker, George Washbourne and Wesley York into the picture.
I'm off to bang my stupid head against the wall" A tweet from David Redvers, who acts for owner Pearl Bloodstock, believing the Prix Morny came too soon after the Curragh for Frederick Engels ''It's great that the George Baker, George Baker, George Baker, George Baker thing is off our backs" Trainer George Baker - who else?
Among the players are Tommy Standard, Tommy Blackhurst, Tommy Colton, Tommy Mousedale, Ray Harvey, Larry Baker, George Murphy, Alf Standard and Peter Gallagher.
VILLA: Nigel Sims, Cammie Fraser, Charlie Aitken, Vic Crowe, John Sleeuwenhoek, Gordon Lee, Alan Baker, George Graham, Bobby Thomson, Ron Wylie, Harry Burrows.
n 1992 James Baker, George Bush's (senior) Secretary of State, threatened to withhold American guarantees for Israel's loans abroad.
In 1992 James Baker, George Bush Sr.'s secretary of state, threatened to withhold American guarantees for Israel's loans abroad.
In 1992 James Baker, George Bush Sr's Secretary of State, threatened to withhold American guarantees for Israel's loans abroad.
I have attended his Gorbachev Foundation State of the World confabs and observed up close his relationships with titans of global industry, finance, politics, academe, and philanthropy: George Soros, Maurice Strong, Steven Rockefeller, Kofi Annan, Thabo Mbeki, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, James Baker, George Shultz, George H.W.
Bill, a long-time employee of New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, will be remembered affectionately by his nieces and nephews, Ann Andrews, Edith Hazelton, Catherine Baker, George Healey, William Healey, and Paul Healey, and many close friends and neighbors.