By Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Alexander Crummell (1819-1898) used to be one the main popular Afro-American intellectuals of the nineteenth-century. This biography areas Crummell's principles in the context of his existence and instances.
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57 St. Philip's Episcopal Church in New York was the first black congregation of that denomination in the city. It was organized on July 3, 1819, the summer after Crummell's birth, when the building was consecrated. 58 Williams, like his father, had been bom in New York. " Nonetheless, he was an admirer of Captain Paul Cuffe, and he had assisted John Russwurm in getting to 24 / Alexander Crummell Liberia while many of his closest associates were denouncing Russwurm as a traitor. '' 59 Many of his contemporaries never forgave Williams for complying with the "advice" of his bishop, Benjamin T.
The clergy would not sustain me," he wrote. "I had been a disturber of the peace, and I must be punished by neglect. Not seldom, reverend divines were rude and insulting, and the result was poverty, want, and in the end, sickness. " 15 On first arriving in the diocese of Philadelphia he presented his credentials to Bishop Henry U. Onderdonk, brother of the Bishop Onderdonk who had refused him admission to the seminary in New York. Crummell approached the bishop, endeavoring to hold himself "as meekly as possible," but Onderdonk received him with as little regard as had his brother in the diocese of New York.
58 Williams, like his father, had been bom in New York. " Nonetheless, he was an admirer of Captain Paul Cuffe, and he had assisted John Russwurm in getting to 24 / Alexander Crummell Liberia while many of his closest associates were denouncing Russwurm as a traitor. '' 59 Many of his contemporaries never forgave Williams for complying with the "advice" of his bishop, Benjamin T. Onderdonk, that he resign from the AntiSlavery Society. The advice was given on July 12, 1834, and complied with two days later.
Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and Discontent by Wilson Jeremiah Moses