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Rev Horace Talbert
Birth: Sep. 21, 1853
Death: Nov. 12, 1917
Wilberforce
Greene County
Ohio, USA

Minister, educator and author. Reverend Talbert was born into slavery in Lexington, Kentucky. He ultimately earned his freedom and managed to obtain an education at various schools, eventually attending Berea College, Wilberforce University, and Boston University. He was an itinerant preacher with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and he was involved with Church schools and publications. He eventually returned to Wilberforce, where he served as a professor and administrator. As the secretary of Wilberforce University, he helped recruit an outstanding faculty and build excellent campus facilities. He persuaded Andrew Carnegie to build the university's library and persuaded President Theodore Roosevelt to assign then Lieutenant Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. (who would later become the US's first African American promoted to the rank of brigadier general) to the faculty as a professor of military studies. Perhaps his most accomplished literary work is "The Sons of Allen: Together with a Sketch of the Rise and Progress of Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio," (1906) a treatise on the history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Wilberforce University. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
Burial:
Stevenson Cemetery
Wilberforce
Greene County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Warrick Family Plot #1
 
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Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Sep 11, 2004
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Rev Horace Talbert
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Rev Horace Talbert
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Rev Horace Talbert
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
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