Arnold Josiah Ford

Arnold Josiah Ford

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford (23 April 1877 - 16 September 1935) was the first black rabbi in America, and a prominent member of Harlem's Black Jews. Ford was born in Barbados to Edward Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Augustine Ford. He grew up to became a musician in the Royal Navy before settling in the United States. Talented as a linguist, poet, musician and composer of many Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA) songs, Ford co-authored The Universal Ethiopian Anthem with Benjamin E. Burrell. Ford officially functioned as director of UNIA Band, Orchestra, Band of the African Legion, and the Liberty Hall Choir. He published the Universal Ethiopian Hymnal in 1920.
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136718456
  • 9786136718453