Turner was born to free Blacks in South Carolina. However, in 1883 during the US Civil War, he was appointed the first Black chaplain for the US Colored Troops in Georgia. He remained in that state and got elected to the legislature there in 1898.
Turner’s Mandigo roots and ancestry no doubt made him the fighter for freedom that he was. On this episode, Queen Quet examines the life of Henry McNeal Turner and that of yet another leader in the AME Church, Denmark Vesey.
She shows how both of these men already had freedom, but made a choice to fight for all their people to be free. How they used faith within the freedom movement is the central part of this broadcast. This includes the sermon, “God is a Negro.” Tune in to hear this and their stories and then decide where you stand on freedom today.