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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization$
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Beverly C. Tomek and Matthew J. Hetrick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813054247

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813054247.001.0001

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“He Be God Who Made Dis Man”

“He Be God Who Made Dis Man”

Christianity and Conversion in Nineteenth-Century Liberia

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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

Andrew N. Wegmann

University Press of Florida

Wegman maintains that spreading Christianity and overseeing the conversion of Africans played a significant role in motivating black Americans like Lott Cary to emigrate to Africa. This chapter focuses on African American theologists and leaders who went to Liberia with missionary goals in mind. These black evangelicals immediately formed churches such as Providence Baptist Church and worked tirelessly to spread the gospel to Africans.

Keywords:   Lott Cary, Liberia, Providence Baptist Church

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