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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)

William Johnson Hodges

Hodges heard William Miller speak in New York City in February 1843, and became a believer. He sold his grocery store and pastored a church in Manhattan for a decade. Pictured is Willis Augustus Hodges, brother of William Johnson Hodges

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