Stonewall Jackson's Black Sunday School

Stonewall Jackson's Black Sunday School


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The legacy of a military legend's faith. Before becoming a Confederate general, Thomas J. Jackson was a volunteer Sunday school teacher at the Lexington Presbyterian Church in Virginia. Believing that everyone was entitled to a spiritual education, he taught a special class of black children and adults the word of God. The first edition of this title received a Young Reader's Citation from the Colonial Dames of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589807136
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/21/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rickey E. Pittman, 1998 Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, is an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Thomas McGuire, in West Monroe, Louisiana. He is also a Civil War re-enactor, a public speaker on issues and topics related to the War Between the States, and a musician who travels and performs original and Civil War period music. Pittman lives with his wife in Bastrop, Louisiana, where he teaches
English at Bastrop High School and freshman composition at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a proud father and grandfather.

Lynn Hosegood teaches art at a retirement community in her local area and runs a home-based business specializing in prints of Virginia historical sites and college campuses. A member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, she has studied portraiture and limning. She lives with her husband in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Youngpawpaw More than 1 year ago
This book is rather like a sequel to Mr. Pittman's Jim Limber book which I bought for my grandchildren. It presents a general officer of the South in a different way - that is - in a human or humanizing way that I am afraid many will wish was not so. By relating the true-to-life story of General Jackson's evangelism, Mr. Pittman shows that many white southerners were not oppressive or hateful in their relations with non-whites. By documenting General Jackson's work with the black Sunday School class, Mr. Pittman shows what many refuse to believe: that genuine concern and love across racial lines existed in the old south.