On this Day: Rev. Henry Highland Garnet

On this day 155 years ago (February 12, 1865), Rev. Henry Highland Garnet delivered a sermon in the U.S. House of Representatives. This marked the first time a Black speaker had preached in the U.S. Capitol. Garnet was an abolitionist and a Presbyterian minister. Born a slave in Kent County, Maryland in 1815, Garnet escaped… Continue reading On this Day: Rev. Henry Highland Garnet