The Educational Work of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1820-1920

The Educational Work of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1820-1920

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...were successful, many did not get the opportunity to go to school, and still many others having received the education gave their lives to the work of educating a primitive but eager race: their monuments may be seen in the progress of the Negro race as clearly as Washington's monument may be seen at Tuskegee, Alahama. many good and educated Northern men and women went South at the close of the War and devoted their lives to the education of the Negro; but many of these Northern people were misunderstood, (7) and consequently their work greatly hampered by public sentiment being against them. Nany Negroes of the day were wise enough to see that these white people would have to work under disadvantages, and, also, that even the number of these Northerners willing to consecrate their lives to the task would always be relatively small when compared to the need of the race, -they arrived at the very sane and logical conclusion that if the Negro race was to be educated the Negroes themselves must bear the greater part of the burden of the work. The Negro churches saw this, and they began to send men into the Southlands during the War, to such places where they could be protected by the Union forces. In January of 1864 Rev. J. W. Hood of New England was sent as a missionary to North Carolina New Berne in that State, under the protection of the Union Army under General Sherman, he was able to begin his work. By the winter of 1864 a Conference of the Church was organ-ized in North Carolina embracing 11 ministers, 10 local preachers, 1852 members, 5 Sunday Schools with 1215 pupils and 11 churches. The Negro had appealed to the world for help and the A.M.E.Zion Church was attempting to answer that appeal. In the four years following the downfall of...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786017
  • 9781236786012