Historical Sketch of the Freedman's Missions of the United Presbyterian Church, 1862-1904

Historical Sketch of the Freedman's Missions of the United Presbyterian Church, 1862-1904

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...opening of the twentieth century Knoxville College became a quarter of a century old and on June 11 and I2, 1900, a big birthday celebration was held. It was the occasion for picking up bits of history worth remembering, recounting some of the experiences when it required heroes to meet the foes of ignorance, superstition and prejudice: above all it was a grand jubilee, recounting what great things God had wrought. Dr. J. S. McCulloch's paper on "Reminiscences," which has been incorporated in the preceding chapter, was prepared for this occasion and in his enforced absence was read by another. Mrs. Tillie E. Johnson, of Miller's Ferry, Ala., read an exceedingly interesting account of the strug gle of the Alabama Missions in the face of the opposi-tion to them, the burning and rebuilding of the s chool house at Miller's Ferry, and what the school has done for the people in the Black Belt. Hon. Wm. Rule, ex-Mayor of Knoxville, and worthy successor to "Parson Brownlow" as editor of Knoxville's leading daily, the Journal and Tribune, contributed much to the occasion by an address full of interesting reminiscence of early days when it required courage to defend the work. His address was an argument for optomistic thought both as to the worldat large and the problem of the South in particular. Dr. W. H. McMillan and Mr. Peter Dick repre, sented the Freedn1en's Board. Dr. McMillan spoke at length on "The School and the Gospel," giving an able exposition and defence of the policy of the Board in carrying forward the work with the united agencies of teaching and preaching. Mr. Dick spoke characteristically on "Common Sense," his address contain ing larger quantities of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858352
  • 9781236858351