Freedom's Witness Book


Freedom’s Witness: The Civil War Correspondence of Henry McNeal Turner. Edited by Jean Lee Cole with a foreword by Aaron Sheehan-Dean.

In a series of columns published in the African American newspaper the Christian Recorder, the young, charismatic preacher Henry McNeal Turner described his experience of the Civil War, first from the perspective of a civilian observer in Washington, DC, and later, as one of the Union army’s first black chaplains.