Newly Baptized Slaves, Moravian Congregation, St. Thomas, West Indies, 1757


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Image Reference
NW0174a

Source
David Cranz, Kurze, zuverlässige Nachricht von der, unter dem Namen der Böhmisch-Mährischen Brüder bekanten, . . . (Halle, 1757), plate 7, following last page of text.

Comments
Moravian (United Brethren) congregation of blacks with three white ministers (at right); shows newly baptized slaves prostrating themselves and then being embraced by those who had been previously baptized. Caption is in both German (left) and French (right). The geographical area is not identified in the illustration, but it was St. Thomas (see Jon Sensbach, Rebecca’s Revival [Harvard Univ. Press, 2005], p. 97). See also image reference NW0174.