These men knew key to solving problems in black communities

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3148344" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black school in George after Civil War[/caption] Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, he more…

What can a single man do? Here is the answer

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3148124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fictional character Philip Nolan from 'The Man Without a Country'[/caption] "The Man Without a Country" was a classic novel written by Edward Everett Hale. more…

What it took to turn the tide of World War II

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3135804" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Okinawa[/caption] Considered the largest land-sea-air battle in world history, it began April 1, 1945, with the most massive amphibious attack by the more…

The biggest fruit that ever grew in Hawaii

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2189755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hawaiian missionaries[/caption] Henry Opukahai'a was an orphan raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest but he became disillusioned with rituals and chants. more…

This single death changed course of Civil War

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3113174" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 'Stonewall' Jackson[/caption] During the Civil War, on March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of humiliation, fasting and prayer: "Whereas, the more…

Why this president opposed a 'United States Bank'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3108274" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Promissory note issued by Second Bank of the United States, December 15, 1840[/caption] "When a Christian people feel themselves to be overtaken by a more…

The man who proved Christian slaves were not slothful

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3101144" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Richard Allen[/caption] Richard Allen was born to slave parents in Philadelphia and sold with his family to a plantation in Dover, Delaware. As a more…

'Great Spirit' spoke to Indians through these men

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 to more…