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Title: History of the American Negro and his institutions ... edited by A.B. Caldwell
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Caldwell, Arthur Bunyan, 1873- ed
Subjects: Negroes
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga., A. B. Caldwell publishing co.
Contributing Library: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
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itics, but is a Re-publican, and among secret orders is identified with and heldin high esteem by the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythiasand Supreme Circle. In the accumulation of private property, Dr. Fountain hasshown that incidental success which is part of ability to dothings, having a comfortable competence. The same energyif selfishly used would have brought great riches, no doubt,and the same unselfishness, without practical business insight,might have left him in poverty, but he has the happy conditionwhich seems to prove again that those who seek first theKingdom of Heaven shall have these other things added tothem. LUCIUS H. HOLSEY FROM comfortable slavery to the hardship and penury ofearly freedom; from illiteracy and poverty to a Bish-opric of a great church and to reap, at a ripened age,the full fruition of a noble life in universal love and honor andthe commendation of his own conscience—such has been thecourse of Bishop Lucius H. Holsey, of Atlanta, preacher, ora-
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LUCIUS H. HOLSEY. GEORGIA EDITION 435 tor, philosopher and writer, editor and educator and todaya poor man because he has given not only himself but his earn-ings to helping his race. Bishop Holsey was born, the slave son of James Holsey, ona plantation near Columbus, in 1845. His mother, Louisa, wasof pure African descent, a pious exemplary Christian. Therehe remained until the death of his father, when he becamethe property of a Mr. T. L. Wynn whom he served as bodyservant until 1857. This master in turn died and Lucius wasallowed to select his master, choosing Col. Richard MalcolmJohnston, a professor in the University at Athens. The boywas then fifteen years old and was treated with great kind-ness but began to crave education, especially so that he mightread the Bible for himself. Bishop Capers had labored faith-fully in establishing missions for the slaves and young Holseywas converted at Athens in 1858. By selling old rags he man-aged to buy a Bible, Miltons Paradise Lost, a di

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