I am in Huntsville, Alabama tonight for a lecture on the coming of the American Revolution. The cab driver who took me from the airport to my hotel was a native of Antigua and a graduate of Oakwood University, a historically black Seventh Day Adventist school here in Huntsville.
When the driver learned that I was a historian he started waxing eloquent about the history of his denomination. I don’t know much about the Seventh Day Adventist Church, but I have been learning some things from a few recent posts at Religion in American History on church founder Ellen White. Check out Randall Stephens’s recent post on an Ellen White conference that just took place in Portland, Maine.