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Rev. Dr. Leon Howard Sullivan

(1922-2001)

 
 
Rev. Dr. Leon Howard Sullivan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
1. Rev. Dr. Leon Howard Sullivan Marker
Inscription.  The “Lion of Zion” led the Selective Patronage Movement, opening thousands of jobs to blacks nationwide. He promoted the philosophy of self-help, creating organizations to educate and train minorities. The Global Sullivan Principles, codes of conduct for equal opportunities and human rights, factored prominently in negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he pastored at Zion Baptist for 37 years.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 0.47′ N, 75° 9.102′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North Broad Street (State Highway 611) north of West Venango Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located along the sidewalk, near the southeast corner entrance of the Zion Baptist Church Of Philadelphia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roy Campanella (approx. half a mile away); Prince Hall Grand Lodge
Rev. Dr. Leon Howard Sullivan Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking north along North Broad Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
2. Rev. Dr. Leon Howard Sullivan Marker
(wide view looking north along North Broad Street)
Zion Baptist Church of Philadelphia in background
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Baker Bowl National League Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War (approx. 1.1 miles away); Church of the Advocate (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Protest against Slavery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reverend Leon Howard Sullivan Jr. Reverend Leon Howard Sullivan Jr. was a successful minister, civil rights advocate, humanitarian and corporate leader known for his creation of the Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America and the Sullivan Principles to promote political reform in South Africa. (Submitted on June 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. "Make Them Hear You". YouTube video: Nicholas Trawick sings "Make Them Hear You" at Reverend Dr. Leon Howard Sullivan Historical Marker Dedication ceremony. (Submitted on June 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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