A black man on a mission can do amazing things

by Bill Federer -- Richard Allen was born to slave parents in Philadelphia and sold with his family to a plantation in Dover, Delaware. As a young man, Richard's master, Stokley Sturgis, more…

Special highlights in African-American history

by Bill Federer -- Who were the first African-American missionaries sent out from the United States? George Lisle, the first ordained African American, went in 1782 to Jamaica with other freed slaves more…

Historically, who enslaved and who freed slaves?

by Bill Federer -- There has never been an abolitionist movement to completely end slavery in the Islamic world, as Mohammed himself owned slaves. The U.S. State Department in 1993 estimated 90,000 more…

The speech that stunned listeners into silence

by Bill Federer -- The Declaration of Independence indicted King George III because: "He has obstructed the administration of justice. ..." "He has made judges dependent on his will alone. ..." "He more…

Ultimate tyrant's goal: Nationalizing children

by Bill Federer -- On March 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. He had been the valedictorian of his class at Yale. He was ordained in more…

Strange twist saved Europe from Muslim invasion

by Bill Federer -- News arrived in Europe in 1571 that Muslim Turks, under the command of Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha, surrounded the Christians in Famagusta, Cyprus. Muslims promised the defenders of more…

What do you know of St. Patrick?

by Bill Federer -- March 17, around 461 A.D., St. Patrick died. As a teenager, the Roman Legions guarding his community in Britain had to be withdrawn to defend Rome, as invading more…