Church of the Advocate Murals Tour

2:00 pm
3:30 pm
Meet at Church of the Advocate, information below
In conjunction with the display of Walter Edmonds painting, Sold Into Bondage, Woodmere is organizing a special tour of the monumental murals at Church of the Advocate, an historic and socially active church at the center of Philadelphia's black community. The murals, created by artists Walter Edmonds (1938-2011) and Richard Watson (b. 1948),  were commissioned by the Reverend Paul M. Washington and depict biblical scenes through the lens of Black history. Created between 1973-1976, the artists were inspired by specific biblical passages, their connection to the challenging social conditions of the 1970s, and the history of American slavery.
The church is located at 18th and Diamond Streets. The entrance is accessible via a concrete ramp at the church's entrance adjacent to the parish hall at 2121 N. Gratz St. 
No one should arrive earlier than 1:45 pm to allow for maintenance staff to rearrange chairs after the worship service and set up any necessary audio equipment.