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A Higher Mission: The Careers of Alonzo and Althea Brown Edmiston in Central Africa

Kimberly D. Hill


Throughout the first three decades of the twentieth century, alumni and students from historically black colleges and universities contributed to the American Protestant mission movement in West Africa. Those contributions extended beyond the manual labor endeavors promoted by Booker T. Washington and the Phelps Stokes Fund; African American missionaries also adapted classical studies and self-help ideology to a transnational context. This book analyzes the effects and significance of black education strategies through the ministries of Althea Brown and Alonzo Edmiston from 1902 to 1941. Brown ... More

Keywords: historically black colleges and universities, industrial education, missionaries, African Americans, Congo, American Presbyterian Congo Mission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813179810
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179810.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberly D. Hill, author
University of Texas at Dallas