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A Former Slave and Abolitionist Gives His Account of a Slave Auction at a Church

Mr. Young [a devout Methodist] never was known to flog one of his slaves or sell one. He fed and clothed them well and never overworked them. He allowed each family a small house to themselves with a little garden spot whereon to raise their own vegetables; and a part

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Frederick Douglass’ Family Approves of Trump Referencing Him in ‘Present Tense’

President Donald Trump was ridiculed on social media on Wednesday after he referred to iconic slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the present tense during an event celebrating Black History Month at the White House. (more…)

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How Nat Fuller Went from Slave to One of Charleston’s Most Prominent Chefs

In April 1865, one of Charleston’s most prominent chefs held a dinner to celebrate the end of the Civil War. According to published reports, toasts were made, lavish dishes were served, and songs were sung about President Abraham Lincoln and freedom. The chef was Nat Fuller, a celebrated culinary personality

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LISTEN: African Social Organization, Pt 1; The Invisible Institution, Pt 2; Blacks in White Churches (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #21 with Daniel Whyte III)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/historybabc/blackchhist-22.mp3 Our Scripture verse for today is Philippians 4:19 which reads: "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Our History of Black Americans and the Black Church quote for today is from Lee June, a professor at Michigan State University and

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LISTEN: The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #3 with Daniel Whyte III

[ca_audio url_mp3="http://traffic.libsyn.com/historybabc/blackchhist-3.mp3" url_ogg="" download="true" align="none"] (Download/Listen to MP3) Welcome to episode #3 of the The History of Black Americans and the Black Church podcast. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. Since it is hard to separate Black American history and Black Church history I am combining

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