🔗Bro. Eugene Avery Adams🔗

Bro. Adams was a leader in civic, religious and educational affairs. He was born in Cokesbury and was a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte N.C. and Payne Theological Seminary of Wilberforce University, Ohio.

He began his career as a pastor in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and later held pastorates in Clinton and Columbia. While serving in Clinton he founded the Bell Street High School.

He later served as dean of #KittrellCollege, Kittrell N.C. and as Dean of Dickerson Theological Seminary of Allen University

During his 45 years in Columbia, he also served as founder and president of the Victory Savings Bank; At the time of his retirement and death, he was serving as Chairman of the Board at bank and as treasurer of Allen University.

as chairman of the state-wide Citizens Committee which advocated voting rights and equalization of teacher pay for both black and white educators.

Our dear brother served as President of the Columbia branch of the #NAACP, as chairman of the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, and as a trustee of #AllenUniversity and #WilberforceUniversity.

He was a fine fraternity man holding membership with #AlphaPhiAlpha, the #PrinceHall Masons, the #GrandUnitedOrderofOddfellows and the #KnightsofPythias.