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Abyssinian Baptist Church

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

The African American members of the First Baptist Church in New York City withdrew their membership in 1808 when they were subjected to racially segregated seating. With Ethiopian merchants...

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Africanisms

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — African Studies.

Africanisms refer to African cultural and linguistic practices that survived the passage across the Atlantic Ocean, including language, music, dance, medicine, folk culture, food...

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baptism

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

In the Christian Church, the religious rite of sprinkling water on a person's head or of immersing them in water, symbolizing purification or regeneration and admission to the Christian...

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Benjamin E. Mays

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Philosophy.

(1894–1984)

Benjamin Elijah Mays was born on 1 August 1894 (or possibly 1895) near Rambo (now Epworth), South Carolina. He received his BA with honors from Bates College in Maine...

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Black Church

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Christianity.

Apart from the ancient Churches of Nubia and Ethiopia, Black Churches originated in the 18th cent. among the descendants of African slaves in the United States of America. From the 1740s,...

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C. L. Franklin

Overview page. Subjects: Music — United States History.

(b. 22 January 1915; d. 27 July 1984),

Baptist minister and community leader. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, to Willie Walker and Rachel Pittman...

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Dallas

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A city in NE Texas where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963 (see also grassy knoll).

Dallas was also the title of a glitzy US soap (1978–91) featuring...

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David George

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 1742; d. 1810), black Loyalist, Baptist minister, and strong supporter of free black colonization in Africa. David George was born into slavery in Virginia. Both of his parents, John...

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David Walker's Appeal

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Literature.

(1829).

David Walker's An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, a seminal work of black nationalist doctrine, called for violent resistance against slavery and white...

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discrimination

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Treating one or more members of a specified group unfairly as compared with other people. Discrimination may be illegal on the ground of sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability,...

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