Heroes of the Faith – Alfred Francis Russell

February 18, 2017

Alfred Francis Russell (1817–1884) — the 10th president of Liberia from 1883 to 1884 — was born into slavery before becoming a missionary, planter and politician. This year is the 200th anniversary of his birth. Russell was born Aug. 25, 1817, in Lexington, Kentucky, the mixed-race son of Amelie “Milly” Crawford, an African-American slave, and …
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