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What is the International Tea?

Shiloh’s International Tea hosted an array of prominent and challenging speakers. The annual event reflected the important political and social role that Black churches maintained in Cleveland during the

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s was a pivotal moment in American history, as people of color and marginalized groups fought for equality and justice. At the forefront of this movement were individuals and families who devoted their lives to the cause, passing down their passion and commitment to future generations. The continuation of a family legacy in the Civil Rights Movement is essential in keeping the memory and the message alive.

Rev. Waller with Louis Stokes and Jesse Jackson, 1975 Source: Shiloh Baptist Church

Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson spoke at Shiloh’s 1975 International Tea in his capacity as the President and founder of PUSH (People United to Save Humanity). In an interview following the sermon, Jackson urged for mass demonstrations to bring the issues of unemployment, racial discrimination and poverty to the forefront of local and national political agendas. | Source: Shiloh Baptist Church  1960s and 1970s.

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