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House Writes Martin Luther King, Jr. Isn’t Only Black Baptist Hero Honored on January 17: Yahoo News

Journalism associate professor Roger House writes for Yahoo News about African Baptist preacher John Chilembwe, who led an uprising against British rule in 1915. The uprising and Chilembwe Mission was a prelude to modern African liberation movements.

Malawians will commemorate John Chilembwe Day on Sunday, January 15, with a public holiday on Monday, January 17, the same day that Americans honor the legacy of MLK Jr. In closing, African Americans can take pride in the role that the Black Baptist church has played in supporting freedom and equality at home and abroad.

Read more from House’s piece on Yahoo.

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