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Entries by Andre E. Johnson from 10/2012

The Lost Voice of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

| Posted 10.04.2012 | Black Voices

Turner's positions and proclamations did not fit the integrationist model that surfaced during this time. Therefore, African Americans and even the AME Church, who Turner embarrassed continually, decided to marginalize his work, writings, and record.

The Enigma That Was Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Black Voices

Henry McNeal Turner was born a "free black" on February 1, 1834, in New Berry Court House, South Carolina, to Hardy Turner and Sarah Greer Turner. Even though born a free person, Turner still experienced the harsh reality of prejudice and racism.

Learning to Speak:The Rhetorical Education of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Black Voices

While Turner benefited from both the storytelling and singing to help shape his oratory, it was primarily the oratorical style of black preaching that gave his rhetoric its power.