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Dr. Andrew Foster, deaf advocate.  Photo courtesy Bishop Peggy Johnson.

In mission for the deaf

Bishop Peggy Johnson honors Andrew Foster, a deaf person and the only black student at an all-white college, who founded Christian Mission for the Deaf. Read More

From slave to preacher: Harry Hosier

A Methodist pioneer, Harry Hosier gave the first documented sermon by an African-American and preached to a white congregation in 1784. Read More

The African-American hymn

Part of history, African-American spirituals still heal

Songs allowed slaves to freely express true feelings and offer prayers to God. They could lay their burdens down and find strength to face another day. Read More

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