By Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Alexander Crummell (1819-1898) used to be one the main renowned Afro-American intellectuals of the nineteenth-century. This biography areas Crummell's rules in the context of his existence and occasions.
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Crummell was immensely elevated and gratified by Doane's advice, which not only gave him the resolve to resist Onderdonk's pressure but also strengthened his faith in the liberal forces within the church. 17 In the meantime, the bishop of Philadelphia had accepted Crummell's letter dimissory but had taken steps to persuade the convention that no African church should ever be admitted on equal terms. Thus it was that some three weeks after Onderdonk's interview with Crummell, the convention of the diocese assembled to pass the following resolution: That the following clause be added to the 8th Revised Regulation adopted in 1829, and hereafter to be taken as part thereof: "No Church in this diocese in like peculiar circumstances with the African Church of St.
Despite the efforts of Richard Allen, the senior Bethel bishop, to de-emphasize differences and treat the churches as de facto one and the same, a connection was never established. Whole congregations sometimes defected from one camp to the other. There were schisms within the Zionist group. While some congregations among the African Methodists were genteel and sedate, others were evangelical, experimental, and exuberant. 72 It is within this context that one must view the dramatic interaction between Crummell and Bishop B.
Garnet's health had deteriorated considerably due to his infected leg. " The trip was a most unpleasant one for all of them, but especially for Garnet. Physical discomfort and fear for their safety accompanied the burdens of emotional violence and harassment. "46 The travelers were cordially received by the forty white students at Canaan, but their stay was a brief one. The academy was soon characterized as a "Nigger school" by the local population, and demagogues began to stir up racial hostilities in the surrounding towns, raising a cry for the dissolution of the school.
Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and Discontent by Wilson Jeremiah Moses