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Sat, 28.03.2020

Mary Lange, O.S.P. born

*On this date in 1784, we celebrate the birth of Mary Lange, O.S.P.  She was a Black religious sister who was the foundress of the Oblate Sisters of Providence. a religious congregation established to allow African American women to enter religious life in the Catholic Church. The cause for her beatification has been opened and thus she is honored as a Servant of God by the Catholic Church.   She was […]

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Sat, 28.03.2020

Theresa Maxis Duchemin, missionary born

*The birth of Theresa Maxis Duchemin in 1810 is celebrated on this date.  She was a Black missionary.  Born Almeide Maxis Duchemin, she was the daughter of immigrant parents from Baltimore, MD. Her father left her family, and Duchemin was raised by her Haitian mother.   At the age of nineteen as Miss Mary Theresa Duchemin, she was involved […]

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Sat, 21.03.2020

James Reeb, minister and activist born

*On this date in 1927, James Reeb was born.  He was a white-American minister, pastor, and activist.   James Reeb was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Mae (Fox) and Harry Reeb.  He was raised in Kansas and Casper, Wyoming.  He attended Natrona County High School and graduated in 1945, after which he joined the Army despite the fact that his commitment to the ministry made him exempt from service. […]

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Tue, 17.03.2020

The American Baptist Home Mission Society founded

*On this date in 1824, The American Baptist Home Mission Society was founded.  This is a Christian missionarysociety founded during the Antebellum South era of America. Its main predecessor the Home Mission Society was established in New York City in 1832 to operate in the American frontier, with the stated mission “to preach the Gospel, establish churches and give support and ministry to the unchurched and destitute.” In the 19th century, the […]

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Tue, 17.03.2020

Joanna P. Moore born

*Joanna Moore was born on this date in 1832.  She was a white-American Baptist missionary. She was the first white woman missionary appointed by the American Baptist Home Mission Society and worked predominantly among Black communities of the American south. She founded a series of training schools and helped organize women’s societies. She also founded the monthly magazine Hope, promoting […]

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Wed, 12.02.2020

Ben Ami Ben-Israel, born

*On this date in 1939, Ben Ami Ben-Israel was born.  He was an African American emigrant to Israel, who was the founder and spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. Born Ben Carter in Chicago, Illinois, he was raised in a Baptist family. After dropping out of high school, Carter served three years in the United States Army, where he earned his […]

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Sat, 01.02.2020

Minister Joseph DeLaine born

*Joseph DeLaine was born on this date in 1898. He was an African American Methodist minister and civil rights leader.   Joseph Armstrong DeLaine was from Clarendon County, South Carolina. He received a B.A. from Allen University in 1931, working as a laborer and running a dry-cleaning business to pay for his education. DeLaine worked with Modjeska Simkins and the South Carolina NAACP on the case Briggs v. Elliott, which […]

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Sat, 01.02.2020

Daniel Coker, minister born

*Daniel Coker’s birth is celebrated on this date c-1780.  He was a Black minister and publisher.   He was born enslaved as Isaac Wright in Baltimore, or Frederick County, Maryland, to Susan Coker, a white woman, and Daniel Wright, a Black slave.  Under a 1664 Maryland slave law, Wright was considered a slave as his father was a slave. Beginning […]

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Thu, 30.01.2020

Alexander Walters, Bishop and Activist born

*Alexander Walters was born on this date in 1858.  He was an African American clergyman and civil rights leader.   Walters was born in Bardstown, Kentucky, the oldest son of Henry and Harriet Walters. He was educated at a private school taught by a number of teachers. In 1871 he moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he worked as a […]

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Mon, 13.01.2020

Morris Brown born

*On this date in 1770, Morris Brown was born.  He was a Black minister and abolitionist.    Born to parents who were free people of color in Charleston, South Carolina, Brown received no formal education and he was taught skills at home. He and his family were successful and considered part of the city’s free Black elite. Its large Black population was […]

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Slaves are said to have worked hard & long on this island Sunup to sundown & beyond Sundays & Christmas off Two clothes a year are memories bestowed to old... ST. HELENA ISLAND by Tom Dent.
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