The Statesman clipping

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Gray, William, 1841-1919; African American Baptists

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The colored people in Chicago are very much astonished and surprised to think that the colored ministers of the Baptist convention that lately met in New Orleans, La., should have given their sanction and approval to any kind of a scheme that is engineered and directed by one William Gray of Chicago, who claims to be a minister of a Baptist church in Chicago. We are unable to find the church in the city of Chicago that he has charge of. The scheme of one Rev. William Gray is that he is attempting to collect money for building a home for aged colored Baptist ministers at Braidwood, Illinois, which is about 40 miles from Chicago. This is the same Rev. William Gray that has drifted around from place to place and a short time ago was compelled to leave Evanston, Ill., under the most unfavorable circumstances. This is the same Rev. Wm. Gray who was lately expelled from the Masonic fraternity in the state of Illinois.

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The Statesman, “The Statesman clipping,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed March 3, 2024, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/488.

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