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Early Black Adventists

Compiled by Benjamin Baker

This page features images of the earliest known black adherents to Millerism, Sabbatarian Adventism, and Seventh-day Adventism. Please contact us here about contributions to this page. 

Black Millerites (c. 1835-1870)

Black Seventh-day Adventists (c. 1845-1865)

James Henry "Prince" Minisee (1823-1913)

Prince Minisee and wife Marie/Maria and their family of nine children joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church around 1863. They resided in Gaines Township, Michigan. Photo courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library

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