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Tue, 06.12.2022

Alfred Cookman, Minister and Education Administrator born

*Alfred Cookman was born on this date in 1828. He was a white-American Methodist minister and abolitionist. He was born in Columbia, Pennsylvania, the son of the Methodist Episcopal minister George G. Cookman. He was early consecrated to the ministry by his pious mother; experienced religion while attending the grammar school of Dickinson College. In 1851, […]

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Tue, 06.12.2022

Wheat Street Baptist Church is Formed

*Wheat Street Baptist Church is celebrated on this date in 1869. This is a historic black Baptist church in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The church was founded by members of First Baptist Church in Atlanta (now known as Friendship Baptist Church) who wanted a place of worship closer to where they lived. […]

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Sun, 20.11.2022

Edward Jones, a Missionary born

*The birth of Edward Jones is celebrated on this date in 1807. He was a Black missionary. Edward Jones was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and became part of the mulatto elite of that city. He was the brother of Jehu Jones, a black preacher. Many free mulattoes were freed enslaved people who had fought in the American […]

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Sat, 01.10.2022

Edward A. Mitchell, Minister, born

*Edward Mitchell was born on this date in 1794. He was a Black minister. Edward A. Mitchell was born in Martinique, West Indies. Mitchell became affiliated with Dartmouth College by President Francis Brown (1815-1820). President Brown was ill and made a trip to the South, accompanied on the return trip by Edward Mitchell, who remained with […]

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Tue, 20.09.2022

Lola Falana, Entertainer and Minister born

*On this date in 1942, Lola Falana was born. She was an American singer, dancer, model, actress, and minister. Loleta Elayne Falana was Born in Camden, New Jersey; she was the third of six children born to Bennett, a welder, and Cleo Falana, a seamstress. Her father, an Afro Cuban, left his homeland of Cuba to […]

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Tue, 23.08.2022

Black History and the Southern Baptist Convention in America, a story

*Black history and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) are examined on this date in 1845. That summer in Nashville, TN, at the Southern Baptist Convention’s founding, approximately 1 in 3 Southern Baptist church members were black. By 1900, there were virtually no black Southern Baptists. About 1 in 5 Southern Baptist churches are predominantly non-white, […]

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Fri, 05.08.2022

The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America, a story

*On this date in 1796, we celebrate the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ). The AME Zion Church is a historically black Christian denomination in the United States. It was officially formed in 1821 in New York City but operated for several years before then. The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church adheres to Wesleyan-Arminian theology. […]

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Fri, 05.08.2022

The African Meeting House (Boston) is Founded

*On this date in 1805, The African Meeting House was founded. Also known as First African Baptist Church, First Independent Baptist Church, and the Belknap Street Church, it is now the oldest black church edifice still standing in the United States. Before 1805, although black Bostonians could attend white churches, they generally faced discrimination. They […]

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Fri, 05.08.2022

Thomas Paul, Minister, born

*Thomas Paul was born on this date in 1773. He was a Black Baptist minister. Paul was born in the town of Exeter in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He attended the Free Will Society Academy with two of his brothers. He then pursued the ministry in Hollis, New Hampshire, at the Free Will Baptist Church. […]

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Wed, 03.08.2022

Samuel H. Davis, Minister, and Educator, born

*Samuel H. Davis was born on this date in 1810. He was a Black minister, teacher, and community leader. Davis was born in Temple Mills, Maine. Samuel, Sr., was born into slavery in 1782 in Lunenburg, New York, near the Hudson River, later known as Athens, in Greene County, NY. (4) His father’s father was […]

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