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Charles Albert Tindley

July 26th in African American History – Charles Albert Tindley

July 26, 1933 Charles Albert Tindley, gospel music composer and Methodist minister, died. Tindley was born July 7, 1851 in Berlin, Maryland. At birth, Tindley’s father was enslaved, but his mother was free, therefore he was considered free. Tindley was primarily self-educated, but he did attend night courses and took correspondence courses as the Boston […]

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Harold Robert Perry

July 17th in African American History – Harold Robert Perry

July 17, 1991 Harold Robert Perry, the first African American to serve as a Catholic bishop in the 20th century, died. Perry was born October 9, 1916 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. At the age of 13, he entered the seminary of the Society of the Divine Word and in 1938 he took his vows as […]

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George W. Lee

May 7th in African American History – George W. Lee

May 7, 1955 George W. Lee, minister, entrepreneur and civil rights activist, was assassinated. Lee was born in 1904 in Edwards, Mississippi and in the early 1930’s accepted a call to preach in Belzoni, Mississippi. Over time, Lee led four churches, opened a grocery store, and set up a printing business. In 1953, he co-founded […]

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May 5th in African American History – Josiah Henson

May 5, 1883 Josiah Henson, author, abolitionist, and minister, died. Henson was born enslaved on June 15, 1789 in Charles County, Maryland. In 1830, after trying to buy his freedom and being cheated out of his money, Henson escaped with his wife and children to Canada. After arriving in Ontario, he founded The Dawn Settlement […]

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Leon Howard Sullivan

Leon Howard Sullivan – April 24th in African American History

April 24, 2001 Leon Howard Sullivan, minister, civil rights leader, and activist, died. Sullivan was born October 16, 1922 in Charleston, West Virginia. He was ordained a Baptist minister at the age of 18. Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia State University in 1943 and a Master of Arts degree in […]

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Howard Thurman

Howard Thurman – April 10th in African American History

April 10, 1981 Howard Thurman, author, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader, died. Thurman was born November 18, 1900 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in 1923 and his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Theological Seminary in 1926. In 1929, he earned his Ph. D. […]

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