Brooks, Walter Henderson 1861-1945

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BROOKS, Walter Henderson 1861-1945

PERSONAL: Born August 30, 1861, in Richmond, VA; died July 7, 1945, in Washington, DC; son of Albert R. and Lucy (Goode) Brooks; married Eva Holmes, 1874. Education: Lincoln University, graduate of preparatory school, 1872, additional study, 1872–73.

CAREER: American Baptist Publication Society, Sunday school missionary prior to 1876; licensed Baptist minister, 1876; pastor of a Baptist church in Richmond, VA, 1877–80; American Baptist Publication Society, worked in New Orleans, LA, 1880–82; 19th Street Baptist Church, Richmond, VA, minister, c. 1882–1942. Anti-Saloon League, Washington, DC, chaplain, c. 1877–80; affiliated with National Baptist Foreign Mission Board; also served on board of governors for various colleges. Worked at a post office in Richmond, VA, prior to ministry.


The Silver Bluff Church: A History of Negro Baptist Churches in America, Press of R.L. Pendleton (Washington, DC), 1910.

The Pastor's Voice: A Collection of Poems, Associated Publishers (Washington, DC), 1945.

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