By Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Alexander Crummell (1819-1898) was once one the main well known Afro-American intellectuals of the nineteenth-century. This biography locations Crummell's principles in the context of his existence and instances.
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Onderdonk, his intention of pursuing holy orders. He had nearly completed the academic course at Oneida Institute and had acquired some knowledge of the original languages of the Bible. "55 Although he was finally ordained to the priesthood in 1842, he was to be bitterly disappointed in his quest for a seminary education, which only attested to the inferior status of black people in the Episcopal church. The Afro-American group of the Episcopal church traced its origins to the departure of Richard Allen and Absalom Jones from St.
He could not let the matter drop, as he wrote to John Jay, "because I love truth and hate injustice . . 3 Crummell's years in Christ Church were disappointing; not only did the parish not support him, but he also experienced much personal humiliation, which is only hinted at in his autobiographical essay. Yet the years in Christ Church were not entirely without success. Crummell arrived in Providence during the time of political unrest referred to as the Dorr War. Under the leadership of Thomas Wilson Dorr, the people of Rhode Island were rebelling against the restriction of the franchise to a small body of landholders.
By the 1860s, Crummell was even cooperating with agents of the American Colonization Society. Although he was far more militant and aggressive than his old rector, Crummell, nonetheless, required the sanction of the white Episcopalians. And they, for some curious reason, found it necessary to maintain their connection with him. Strangely, neither the white nor the black Episcopalians were willing to unilaterally dissolve their sense of moral linkage. Neither the whites nor the blacks found the association pleasant, but each felt constrained to continue it out of fidelity to their Christian convictions.
Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and Discontent by Wilson Jeremiah Moses