Elisha Winfield Green

Elisha Winfield Green

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elisha Winfield Green (c. 1815 - 1893) was a former slave who became a Baptist leader in Kentucky, USA. For five years he was moderator of the Consolidated Baptist Educational Association, and he promoted the establishment of what is now the Simmons College of Kentucky. Green suffered from racial intolerance all his life. In 1883, when he was an elderly and respected minister, he was assaulted and beaten for failing to comply with a demand to give up his seat on a train. Elisha Green was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. At the age of ten he was taken from his mother and became the slave of the Dobbyns family in Mason County, Kentucky. He married Susan Young in 1835. In 1838 his wife was sold to a Mrs. Sissen, who in turn sold her to a slave trader. His master purchased Susan from the trader and reunited the two but later was forced to sell them both when his business failed. He bought them back in 1845.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136720833
  • 9786136720838