Monthly Archives: February 2011

Leader Of A World Wide Revival, William J. Seymour — My 3rd Greatest American

William J. Seymour is my third greatest American of all time. He was born in 1870 in Centerville, Louisiana to former slaves. He grew up in the midst of poverty and racism and had little education — although he did … Continue reading

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US Congressman, Thaddeus Stevens, My 4th Greatest American

Tommy Lee Jones plays Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Lincoln.  However, many Americans have no idea who Thaddeus Stevens was. Thaddeus Stevens was born in 1792 in Vermont to a poor family and was abandoned by his father … Continue reading

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US Senator Charles Sumner — My 5th Greatest American

My fifth greatest American appears briefly in the new Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln.  At the time of the movie, Charles Sumner had already led the passage of the 13th Amendment in the US Senate, so he has only a passing … Continue reading

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The Grimke Sisters — My 6th Greatest American(s)

A new PBS series, The Abolitionists, features five American anti-slavery activists:  William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglas, John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Here’s the story of Angelina and her sister Sarah. Two sisters, daughters of a prominent South … Continue reading

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When Freedom Broke Out — My 7th Greatest American

(Read about all of my Top Ten Greatest Americans by clicking here.) Freedom is breaking out in the Middle East as multitudes take to the streets to courageously demand their right to liberty.  In colonial America, one man gave freedom … Continue reading

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My #VIII Greatest American Of All Time

Ida B. Wells is remembered during Black History month but it is hard to find much about her in American history books.  However, in my thinking, she is the 8th greatest American of all time.  Ida B. Wells was born a … Continue reading

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My #9 Greatest American — William Monroe Trotter

“There can be no freedom without equality.” –William Monroe Trotter Standing almost alone during the Jim Crow days of forced segregation, open racism, and public lynchings of the early 20th Century, William Monroe Trotter boldly spoke out for equal rights. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Greatest Americans #10 — Dorothy Day

This is the first in a series of 10 articles that incorporate black history into American history with a list of my personal Top Ten Greatest Americans.   Number ten is Dorothy Day. “No one has a right to sit down … Continue reading

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The Power Of Fasting

Fasting is going without food in order to focus on seeking God through prayer.  Spiritual power is released through fasting. Jesus said that some deliverance only comes “by prayer and fasting.”  Fasting is the active and intentional denial of our body’s desire for food.  … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglas — Freedom Fighter

Frederick Douglas is featured in the new PBS series, The Abolitionists, along with Angelina Grimke, John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Douglas is an interesting person in American history. He was claimed to be personal property from his birth … Continue reading

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