Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day 2015

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Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day 2015

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day 2015

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jtracy
July 30, 2015

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day, Sunday, July 28, 2015. View commemorative booklet.

L. Claudia Allen started Boy Scout Troop 87 and Girl Scout Troop 87, the first scout troops for black children in Orange County.

She also organized the Orlando Council for Retarded Children in 1957 to care for retarded Negro children in the community.

Excerpt: 

Upon beginning her teaching career in Orange County, L. Claudia Allen was soon to unite in membership with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she further distinguished herself as an outstanding teacher of Sunday School and a leader in fellowship. She became its first and only director of Religious Education for a period greater than thirty years....

LISTEN as Adelma Wallace recalls L. Claudia Allen as a great leader at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church and as someone very gentle who was always willing to help others. (Oral history interview excerpt 14 min. 56 seconds.)

 

 

 

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