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Atticus Greene Haygood

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Name  Atticus Haygood

Education  Emory University
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Died  1896, Oxford, Georgia, United States
Books  Our brother in black, The Man of Galilee, The New South, Sketch of Bishop Atticus G

Atticus Greene Haygood (1839 – 1896) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Biography

He was born in Watkinsville, Ga. and graduated at Emory College (Georgia) in 1859. He entered the ministry where he edited the Sunday-school publications of the Southern branch of the church. He edited the Wesleyan Christian Advocate (1878–82), served as president of Emory (1876–1884), and was a General Agent of the Slater Fund, which assisted educational institutions for African Americans following Reconstruction.

Haygood declined an election as Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1882; but he accepted another election in 1890. Atticus Greene Haygood died in January of 1896.

His works include:

  • Our children (1876)
  • Our Brother in Black (1881)
  • Speeches and Sermons (1884)
  • Pleas for Progress (1889)
  • Jackknife and Brambles (1893)
  • The Monk and the Prince (1895)
  • Haygood Hall, a dormitory at Oxford College of Emory University, is named for him. In addition, the neighboring United Methodist Church, Haygood Memorial of Atlanta, carries Bishop A. G. Haygood's name.

    References

    Atticus Greene Haygood Wikipedia


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