William Sheppard

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This comprehensive biography of William Sheppard, the first African American Presbyterian missionary, presents the remarkable story of how an African American born in the South during the era of slavery emerged as one of the most distinguished Presbyterian leaders in American history. The book chronicles Sheppard's journey to the Congo, details his efforts to challenge human rights violations, and describes his impact on the areas of religion, human rights, education, and art.

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Overview

This comprehensive biography of William Sheppard, the first African American Presbyterian missionary, presents the remarkable story of how an African American born in the South during the era of slavery emerged as one of the most distinguished Presbyterian leaders in American history. The book chronicles Sheppard's journey to the Congo, details his efforts to challenge human rights violations, and describes his impact on the areas of religion, human rights, education, and art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664502034
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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William E. Phipps is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He was formerly Professor of Bible at Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the former Chair of the Philosophy Department at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Significant Dates for William Sheppard ix
Map x
Foreword xi
1. Preparation 1
Southern Education
Journey to the Congo
Leopold and the Congo
2. Beginnings in Africa 28
Up the River
Settling at Luebo
3. The Kuba People 68
Into the Forbidden Kingdom
Art and Culture
4. Mission Developments 95
Joined by Women
The Ibanche Station
5. Atrocities Protest 132
Ivory and Rubber
Slavers and Cannibals
Vindication at Last
6. After Leaving the Congo 176
Probation by Presbyterians
Church Work in America
7. Abiding Influences 190
Diverse Legacies
The Congo Livingstone
Notes 217
Bibliography 239
Index 245
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