William H. Miles Was Born a Slave In 1828 and Freed In 1854. He Joined the Methodist Episcopal Church (South) In 1855 and the Church Licensed Him to Preach in 1857. Over the Next 22 Years, He Lead a Church That Grew Into One of the Largest In the...
Thomas Rutling was born in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1854. His father and brother were sold away from him before he was two years old. He stated on the plantation until 1865, when he moved to Nashville and soon after went to Fisk.
Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, b. 1837 d. 1921; Governors--Louisiana
Founder and sponsor of the relocation of Southern University. Pinchback served as Senator in the Louisiana State Senate in 1867, Lieutenant Governor in 1871 and Governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872 to January 13, 1873 [35 days].