His Eminence Bishop B.W. Arnett

Christian Delegate from Wilberforce, Ohio, USA


Christianity and the Negro

"We do fervently pray and earnestly hope that the meeting held this day will start a wave of influences that will change some of the Christians of this land in favor of the brotherhood of man, and from this time forward they will accord to us that which we receive in every land except this 'land of the free and home of the brave."

Read the full transcript of their speech at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions




1. The World's Congress of Religions at the World's Columbian Exposition,Edited by J.W. Hanson, D.D.  Published by International Publishing Co., Chicago, IL and Philadephia, PA

2. The World's Parliament of Religions: An illustrated and Popular Story of the World's First Parliament of Religions, Held in Chicago in Connection withe The Columbian Exposition of 1893. Edited by the Rev. John Henry Barrows, D.D. Chairman of the General Committee on Religious Congresses of the World's Congress Auxillary. Chicago, The Parliament Publishing Company, 1893.