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Theodore S. Wright – Prejudice and Discouragement

22 Jun

1797-1847. Attended Princeton Theological Seminary. Pastored First Colored Presbyterian Church of New York.

But, sir, this prejudice goes farther. It debars men from heaven. While, sir, this slavery cuts off the colored portion of the community from religious privileges, men are made infidels. What, they demand, is your Christianity? How do you regard your brethren? How do you treat them at the Lord’s table? Where is your consistency in talking about the heathen; traversing the ocean to circulate the Bible everywhere, while you frown upon them at your door? These things meet us, and weigh down our spirits.

~Theodore S. Wright~

The Black Abolitionist Papers Volume III: The United States, 1830-1846 Edited by C. Peter Ripley (Chapel Hill, NC; The University of North Carolina Press, 1991), 185.

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