Rev. R.A.G. Foster through the years.

Marianne Foster generously shared these photos of her father, Rev. Richard A.G. Foster, who served as pastor of Saint John A.M.E. Zion Church in the late 1930s and made strident calls for equal rights and social justice from his Pender Street pulpit.

In the pulpit at Varrick A.M.E. Zion Church, New Haven, Connecticut, 1940s.


New Haven, Connecticut.

Oakland, California, 1958.


Oakland, California, 1968.


  1. What do you have to say out of your mouth about the execution-styled murder of Cannon, in Wilson,N.C.,only 5 years old, riding his bike and murdered by a “black Thug”.Let us all hear it, spew some “black hate” from your lips about this situation.

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