Cardiff Coloured Men's Christian Association

The Cardiff Coloured Men's Christian Association was a Bible study and support organization started in 1902 in the port city of Cardiff, Wales, and mainly serving sailors from Africa, the Caribbean, the Indian subcontinent, North and South America.[1]

Rev. John Hervey Boudier, a white clergyman and temperance advocate, started the Cardiff Coloured Men's Christian Association with weekly meetings in St. Mary's vestry hall.[2][3] Rev. Boudier soon founded dedicated quarters with a Coloured Men's Temperance Hotel in Cardiff, "The Moon and Stars," in 1904,[4] and with an alcohol-free public house in Tiger Bay, "The Jolly Sailor," to serve the same visiting workers, who had few other options for respectable accommodation in the city.[5][6]

At its peak, the Association counted as many as 800 members.[7][8] To raise funds for their activities, the Association held concerts and exhibitions, such as a stunt cyclist riding backwards to the Moon and Stars Hotel.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Notitle - Evening Express". Walter Alfred Pearce. 1903-05-06. hdl:10107/4133684. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "An 'All Black' Bible Class at Cardiff" The Sketch (December 13, 1905): 280.
  3. ^ "CARDIFFCOLOUREDASSOCIATIONI - Evening Express". Walter Alfred Pearce. 1903-01-29. hdl:10107/4131912. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "MOONANDSTARSI - Evening Express". Walter Alfred Pearce. 1904-02-01. hdl:10107/4139563. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Cardiff Coloured Men: Temperance Hotel Opened in 'Tiger Bay'" Evening Express (February 2, 1904): 4.
  6. ^ "CARDIFFCOLOUREDMENI - The Cardiff Times". David Duncan and William Ward. 1904-02-06. hdl:10107/3426980. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "Welsh News and Notes" The Cambrian 28(4)(April 1908): 178.
  8. ^ "Africans Trained in England" The Sphere (March 21, 1908): 242.
  9. ^ "Cardiff Coloured Men" Evening Express (15 April 1904): 3.
  10. ^ "INOVELCYCLINGFEATI - Evening Express". Walter Alfred Pearce. 1904-03-31. hdl:10107/4141105. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)