94 SLAVE CABIN TO PULPIT.
RELIGION AT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR.
Pjj^jJB] WISH to speak now concerning the general
pSS gg| religious status of the colored people at the
EsMagMJ close of the war, and their relation to their
During the heated discussions of slavery and the
war conflict, the religious denominations, North and
South, divided on the subject of slavery, the north¬
ern brethren believing it was wrong to hold slaves,
the southern brethren that it was right. The col¬
ored people at this time, of course, had no religious
rights more than what their masters allowed them.
But now by the shock of war they had come into
possession of manhood rights, to what wing of the
denomination would they ally themselves, to the
southern or northern ?
At the close of the war, the colored Baptists
found that the southern Baptists had formed resolu¬
tions against the northern Baptists, and desired to
have no communication with them. At the same
time the northern brethren were doing much to