Slave Trade

Slave Trade

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March 15, 2018

The historical marker in Memphis, Tennessee, for Nathan Bedford Forrest references only “his business enterprises” without identifying him as a slave trader who operated a slave mart on property next to Calvary Episcopal Church. Photo: Robyn Banks/Calvary Episcopal...

February 26, 2018

Vivian Evans, center, shares her thoughts after “The Birth of a Nation” film screening at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan Feb. 22. The Diocese of New York designated 2018 as “The Year of Lamentation” for its role in slavery — one Episcopal...

February 24, 2017

A balcony once used as the “slave gallery” is still a feature of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingsville, Maryland, as detailed on the Trail of Souls website.

[Episcopal News Service] Slavery is a thread stitched indelibly throughout the early history of the Episcopal Church in...

January 19, 2017

El patio frente al océano del castillo de esclavos de Cabo Corso. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.

[Episcopal News Service] El obispo primado Michael Curry encabezará una peregrinación de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo (ERD, por su sigla en inglés) a Ghana. La visita de...

March 25, 2008

Editor's note: This reflection was delivered at the Service of Liberation in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York marking the bicentennial of the American abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

I am sorry, Africa.

Of all the places we have exploited -- and we...

December 18, 2007

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Thomas Shaw SSJE told a Congressional hearing December 18 that "too many Episcopalians did not raise their voices" against slavery "when God would have wished them to do so."

 

"Episcopalians were owners of slaves and of the ships that...

October 1, 2007

General Convention 2006 called the Episcopal Church to confront the sin of slavery in our past. At Christ Church in Philadelphia, we put this to the test, attempting to make "a full, faithful and informed accounting of our history."

During this past summer, we brought back into focus...

June 5, 2007

IN REVIEWTHE DOOR OF NO RETURN By William St Clair BlueBridge, 282 pp., $24.95

An unusual title, The Door of No Return. It sounds like the title of a mystery, but this story is true. The subtitle reveals it as "the history of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade."

The...

March 26, 2007

As the Procession of Witness reached Lambeth Bridge, London, as part of a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in England, a large choir sang Amazing Grace, the hymn written by John Newton, himself a reformed slavemaster. It was from this bridge that some 2...

June 1, 2006

Northerners like to think they bear less guilt than Southerners for our nation’s ugly history with slavery and the slave trade. They are dead wrong, according to Katrina Browne, a committed Episcopalian from Boston.

Browne learned that the hard way. Now she’s spreading the word to...

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