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Reverend Henry Soles

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Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Chaplain

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Vegetables
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart And Lean Not On Your Own Understanding; In All Your Ways Submit To Him, And He Will Make Your Paths Straight.

Birthplace

Born:
8/17/1935
Birth Location:
Anniston, Alabama

Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Chaplain

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Vegetables
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart And Lean Not On Your Own Understanding; In All Your Ways Submit To Him, And He Will Make Your Paths Straight.

Birthplace

Born:
8/17/1935
Birth Location:
Anniston
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Biography

The Reverend Henry Soles, Senior Chaplain of the Chicago Bulls, dedicated his career to community improvement. He served as Associate Minister to DuPage County A.M.E. Church in Lisle, Illinois and was the corporate consultant for the Chicago-based Owens Group. Aside from being a respected community leader, Rev. Soles was an award-winning editor, a journalist for a New York City daily newspaper and a television personality as former host of an Emmy-nominated talk show.

As the chaplain for the Chicago Bulls, Soles lead pre-game Christian chapel services and helped the athletes reflect upon their lives away from the basketball court. Rev. Soles was the founding Board Chairman of DuPage County Housing Association, a nonprofit agency providing 260 housing units for low and moderate-income persons and founding trustee of the DuPage Prayer Breakfast Committee. He served on the boards of various organizations, including: Chicago-based Gospel Outreach, Serenity House, Chicago Mental Health Council, DuPage Prevention Partnership, Mid-America Leadership Foundation, Wheaton-Carol United Way, DuPage Housing Authority and Wheaton History Center.

Rev. Soles received numerous awards, honors and recognitions for his work, including: the Serenity House Man of the Year Award in 1997, the 2001 Adult Citizen of the Year Award from the City of Wheaton, and a Lifetime Achievement in Media Award from the DuPage A.M.E. Church. He was profiled in numerous local and national publications and was a much sought-after inspirational speaker.

Soles passed away on January 18, 2018 at age 82.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Henry Soles lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Henry Soles talks about his family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Henry Soles talks about his mother's side of the family in Chicago
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Henry Soles describes childhood memories of relatives, segregation, and discipline
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Henry Soles talks about his childhood personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Henry Soles talks about his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Henry Soles describes his mother, Pearlie Mae Soles
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Henry Soles describes his father, Henry Soles, Sr.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Henry Soles recalls his family's move to New Jersey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Henry Soles talks about his elementary school years in Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Henry Soles talks about two influential grade school teachers, Mrs. Switzgable and Mrs. Link
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Henry Soles talks about his middle school years
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Henry Soles talks about his experience with socioeconomic and racial discrimination at Plainfield High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Henry Soles talks about his family's church involvement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Henry Soles describes his faith conversion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Henry Soles talks about his activities at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Henry Soles talks about his interest in politics as a student at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Henry Soles talks about the roles of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in The Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Henry Soles describes his decision to attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Henry Soles talks about racial discrimination, the Manhattan Bible Institute, and the 1964 World's Fair
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Henry Soles talks about the March on Washington in 1963
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Henry Soles describes how he became a reporter at the New Brunswick Daily Home News
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Henry Soles talks about his work at New Brunswick Daily Home News
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Henry Soles talks about an unpleasant incident with the FBI
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Henry Soles talks about exposing racial discrimination of a real estate developer
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Henry Soles talks about Henry Lewis at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Henry Soles describes his journalistic philosophy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Henry Soles describes meeting his wife, Effie Soles
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Henry Soles talks about his wife, Effie Soles
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Henry Soles talks about his family
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Henry Soles talks about Urban Ministries, Inc.'s early years
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Henry Soles talks about his church, DuPage A.M.E. Church in Lisle, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Henry Soles talks about the sports ministry of the Chicago Bears
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Henry Soles talks about working with professional athletes, pt.1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Henry Soles talks about working with professional athletes, pt.2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Henry Soles talks about working with celebrities like Michael Jordan, Jay Leno, Denzel Washington, Tiger Woods, Spike Lee, and Prince
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Henry Soles talks about his sports ministry outside of professional athletes
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Henry Soles compares professional athletes to businesspeople
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Henry Soles talks about his work with athletes and his travels to Nairobi, Kenya
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Henry Soles recalls a scary experience in Maasai Mara
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Henry Soles talks about retreats with athletes
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Henry Soles describes the growth of his ministry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Henry Soles describes how a church in Naples, Florida was saved by a homeless man
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Henry Soles describes his first trip to Africa
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Henry Soles compares today's professional athletes to those of yesteryear
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Henry Soles talks about athletes as role models
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Henry Soles talks about Tiger Woods
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Henry Soles describes giving back to the community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Henry Soles talks about Tiger Woods's lack of advocacy for women
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Henry Soles talks about his Emmy-nominated talk show and meeting Princess Margaret
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Henry Soles talks about the Promise Keepers
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Henry Soles describes racial reconciliation at a Promise Keepers rally
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Henry Soles describes divisions amongst ethnic Jews and his travels to Israel
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Henry Soles talks about the Million Man March
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Henry Soles reflects upon his accomplishments
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Henry Soles talks about how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Henry Soles talks about an experience with the Ku Klux Klan
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Henry Soles talks about reparations
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Henry Soles talks about a challenge in his ministry
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Henry Soles describes the sights, sounds, and experiences of his childhood
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Henry Soles talks about his uncle's lynching
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - Henry Soles talks about Emmett Till
  • Tape: 6 Story: 12 - Henry Soles describes how his faith helped him deal with his uncle's lynching
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Henry Soles talks about preaching in Times Square with a diverse team
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Henry Soles reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Henry Soles reflects on highlights and impactful moments in his life