Presentation on theme: "Henry Mc Neal Turner. St. James AME Church St. James was founded by Bishop Henry McNeal Turner. Bishop Turner was born on February 1, 1833, South Carolina."— Presentation transcript:
St. James AME Church St. James was founded by Bishop Henry McNeal Turner. Bishop Turner was born on February 1, 1833, South Carolina. He was also a pioneer of the Freedman Bureau. In 1869 he was appointed by President Grant to serve as a United States postmaster.
Henry Mc Neal Turner In 1863, Turner was commissioned by President Abraham Lincoln as the first Negro Chaplain in the U.S. Army. International Migration Society With the support of white businessmen from Alabama, Turner helped organize the International Migration Society to promote the return of African Americans to Africa. The IMS successfully transported three ships of African American migrants to Liberia.
Liberia A country of western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded (1821) through the efforts of the American Colonization Society and settled mainly by freed slaves from 1822 to the 1860s. Liberia is the oldest independent country in Africa (established 1847). A military coup in 1980 led to a full-scale civil war in 1990. A cease-fire agreement was reached in 1996, and elections were held in 1997. Monrovia is the capital and the largest city. Population: 3,200,000.