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Holley, Alonzo Potter Burgess, M.D., Class of 1888

 

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    Selected Works

     

    Holly, A. P. B. (1903). The problems of our race: Our duties and responsibilities. [Nassau: Bahamas] Watchman.

    Holly, A. P. B. (1937). God and the Negro, synopsis of God and the Negro; or the biblical record of the race of Ham. Nashville: Tenn., National Baptist Pub. Board

    Biographical Information

    Born: September 21,1865     Died: November 28, 1943

    In 1888, Alonzo Potter Burgess Holley, a Haitian émigré and a graduate of University of Cambridge, became the first black student to graduate from the College, later becoming the Haitian Consul to the Bahamas. In addition, he also wrote two books which are still available today:The problems of our race: Our duties and responsibilities and God and the Negro, synopsis of God and the Negro; or the biblical record of the race of Ham.. Furthermore, he was appointed the Episcopal Bishop of Haiti and the first African-American to attain the rank. 

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