Inner City Vacation

Ritchie, Daniel E.
January 1978
National Review;1/6/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p32
This article narrates the experience and activities of students who were sent to Newark, to work for the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. The students worked under Maceo Hemmingway, an African American, who seems to know everyone in this part of Central Ward. Afternoons of the students were used to pay home visits and to coach baseball or basketball teams. Basketball practice is always uncertain. Activities can also be diverted. On Thursday nights, students are required to work with a mission group that shows movies on street corners and in vacant lots. A number of people gather in groups and listen to the message of movies. These movies proclaim that the best way to achieve salvation for a drug addict or gang member is in Jesus Christ. During the summer, the students get furniture for people and helps them move. The students are helping a man to a drug treatment center and provide food for families.


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