One b/w negative of church congregation showing interior with older woman seated in chair below stage with man in robe, possibly minister, standing next to her and young man seen seated on chair on stage at right of image.

Client Name: Green, P.

Original Baynard index card reads “Pro Green / No 3880 / New Years / Church / Day”

According to additional information received from the community on 3/2011: This is the Imperial Missionary Baptist Church which was located in the old Victory Theatre building. The pastor was Prophet “Pro” Green. When this church opened many members of nearby churches (Bethel Baptist whose pastor was Rev. Hampton, and Calvary whose minister was Rev. Lockridge) were drawn to it by their charismatic leader. Prophet Green was not viewed favorably by some because he claimed to be able to heal the sick and this caused some divisiveness within the church-going community.