WILLIAM H. STEWARD.
mainly by blackboard lessons, in which he is well skilled
and to which matter he gives daily attention, so that the
lessons on the Sabbath can be well prepared. The children
graduate from this class and enter the higher departments
of this school. Many of the brightest members of this
church have been instructed in this class, and have become
useful members of society and well acquainted with the
Scriptures. He has also been assistant superintendent of
the Sabbath school since 1884. He has always been inter¬
ested in public affairs, attending nearly all the conventions
in the State, political and otherwise, and filled many im¬
portant positions in them. In the last convention of the
State, held for the purpose of petitioning the Legislature
in regard to civil rights and the Normal school, he was
temporary chairman and secretar}rof the permanent body-
He is also at present secretary of the State Executive
Committee and has been ever since November, 1885.
In denominational enterprises he is earnest and faithful.
He was one of the secretaries of the National Baptist con¬
vention held in St. Louis, August 25, 1886, secretary of
the Kentucky Baptist State convention for several years,
and was also its secretary in 1873, and statistical secre¬
tary in 1876. He was also secretary of the General As¬
sociation of Colored Baptists of Kentucky, holding said
position from 1877 until the present time.
He has been identified with the State University at Louis¬
ville since its establishment, and has filled the position-
as chairman of the Board of Trustees. In this department
of labor he has shown zeal, earnestness and self-sacri¬
fice, and has labored most perseveringly for its success.