February 24, 2007 – The late Suffragan Bishop Quintin E. Primo, Jr. was honored in an article in the New Journal in Wilmington, Delaware on February 23. The Black History Month story focused on “Ten Firsts in the First State”. Bishop Primo was cited for being Delaware first African-American bishop in the 60’s.
To read the article from Delaware On-Line, please click here.
February 14, 2007 – PCWC chairman Quintin E. Primo III has been honored with Bethel New Life’s Cornerstone Award.
Primo received the award for his community service at an awards ceremony at the Great Hall of Union on February 13, 2007.Â The ceremony was part of Bethel New Life’s annual Mardi Gras Gumbo Gala.
NBC 5 Anchor Warner Saunders To Speak at Tribute
February 1, 2007 â€“ A memorial service for the first African American Episcopalian Bishop Suffragan, Quintin E. Primo, Jr., one of Chicagoâ€™s most progressive and visionary leaders of the Episcopal Church, will be held this Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Olivet Methodist Church at 147 South Keeler Avenue at 3 P.M.
NBC 5 anchor Warner Saunders will be a special guest speaker at the fourth annual event. Saunders is a very big supporter of the center, which is named in honor of the former Bishop Suffragan.
Primo was the Bishop Suffragan in Chicago for 13 years and co-founder of the national union of Black Episcopalians. During his tenure he was known as a leader who marked his church and era with a relentless insistence on human rights. He was a bridge builder between the races and stood up for what was right even when it meant standing alone.
The civil rights leader died on Dr. Martin Luther King Day, January 15, 1998.
â€œItâ€™s an honor to have the community remember my father with a tribute like this,â€ said Center Chairman Quintin E. Primo, III. â€œMy father loved the Primo Center and the surrounding community, so he would be very proud of an event in his honor.â€