Archive for April 26th, 2010

“The ownership of church property provoked bitter controversy [during Reconstruction]. A case in point: the Front Street Methodist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina,  whose congregation before the war numbered about 1,400, two-thirds of them black. “When Union soldiers occupied the city early in 1865, the black members informed Rev. L. S. Burkhead ‘that they did […]

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