Los Angeles: E.W. Kyle Publishing Co., 1948. pp. Folio. Original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Minor wear, dust-soiling, and soft wrinkling to wrappers. Internally clean. Very good. Item #4600
An unrecorded souvenir program for the annual Usher Day celebration at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1948, printed by a local Black-owned print shop. The program includes a Foreword by the Zion Hill Usher Board President Wattie F. Moore, which provides a "Brief History of the Usher Board." The program also prints the program for the day's events, a list of the officers and members of the Zion Hill Usher Board, a list of church patrons, and photographs of prominent ushers, church officials, and church groups. The text is also interspersed throughout with well wishes from other usher boards and church groups and advertisements for local African-American-owned businesses such as Anna Mae's Beauty Salon, Margaret Grace Rhodes' Millinery Studio, and the E.W. Kyle Publishing Company (who also printed the present program). We could locate no material related to Los Angeles-area Usher Day celebrations in OCLC.