Henry Highland Garnet
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150th anniversary of first African American, Henry Highland Garnet, who was invited by President Lincoln to preach a sermon in the House of Representatives.
Minister, Activist (c. 1815–c. 1882)
Henry Highland Garnet was an African-American best known as an abolitionist whose "Call to Rebellion" speech in 1843 encouraged slaves to rebel against their owners.