- A Brief Introduction to the Movement
- To Stay or To Go?: The National Emigration Convention of 1854
- The 1853 Manual Labor College Initiative
- Bishop Henry McNeal Turner
- Mobility, Migration, and the 1855 Philadelphia National Convention
- Henry Highland Garnet's "Address"
- What Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay?
- Black Wealth and the 1843 Convention
- Black Women's Economic Power
- The First National Convention
- The "Conventions" of the Conventions: Political Rituals
- A National Press? The 1847 National Convention and the North Star
- Equality Before the Law: California Black Convention Activism, 1855-65
- Conflict on the Ohio: The 1858 Convention in Cincinnati
- The Post-Bellum Conventions Movement and the Emigration Debate
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Bishop Turner and Black Theology
Bishop Henry McNeal Turner is among the first public figures to repeatedly and unwaveringly declare the integrity and divinity of the Black body. Correctly identified as a Black nationalist, Bishop Henry McNeal Turner wrote a blistering article after reading a newspaper editorial that called him demented for saying that God was Black. Turner also published the sermon in the press, and numerous copies were distributed. Though African Methodism is identified with pride and dignity in race, Turner's declarations were radical. This was also not consistent across AME leadership even though many in the pews popularly embraced it. Turner's powerful exposition of Black divinity lives on in contemporary AME churches where it is often distributed during Black History month celebrations. This text was printed in the Voice of Missions, 1898.
Use the slideshow below to read "God is a Negro." On the right is a 1900 copy of Voice of Missions.