1898 "Africa Waiting" Missionary Broadside
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Original 1898 "Africa Waiting" Missionary Broadside by the Southern Presbyterian Church. Includes the original envelope, letter signed by Charles Rowland Jr., President of the Southern Presbyterian Church, and the Constitution for Sunday School Missionary society. Poster, 20 1/2x14 inches, printed in black on blue paper, Charles A. Rowland, a former "Sunday School teacher and superintendent," sent this poster in an effort to recruit missionaries to go to Africa and proselytize. Athens, GA, 1898. An interesting broadside that addresses the various problems with which Mr. Rowland was concerned in the area of the Sudan and Central Africa. "Closed doors," regarding the weakness of Christiandom in the regions of the Sudan and the stregth of Islam and the Mahdi. Another, "The Liquor Traffic - a mighty power of evil...Gin has become the currency of the country....The Slave trade is still the 'Great Open Store' of the country."
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