(1922-2001) Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Leon H. Sullivan became a Baptist minister at age 18 and eventually moved to Philadelphia to become pastor of the Zion Baptist Church in 1950. From the pulpit, he could clearly see the needs of his community. Reverend Sullivan founded the very first Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) in 1964. The OIC provided job and life skills training and matched its graduates up with the employment needs of Philadelphia businesses. The undertaking was a huge success, and the programs were replicated in cities across the United States. In 1969, OIC International was created to provide employment-training services on a global scale.

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The Principles and Purposes of Leon Sullivan

"Whether red, yellow, black, brown, or white, every American ought to read Moving Mountains." —From the Foreword by Rev. Jesse JacksonFrom poverty to over 30 honorary degrees, Leon Sullivan tells in his own words his life story—a moving st...

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