For those of you who know lots of history of Kentucky: My great-great-grandfather left Virginia in the 1840s to go to a Baptist seminary that had a special program. At that time, everybody knew slavery was coming to an end and the Baptists wanted to establish Black congregations. There was a catch. At that time slaves were prohibited from meeting unless there was one white person present. Therefore they had to train white people, who were interested, to be Baptist preachers. My gggrandfather participated in this program and formed a congregation that's still going. In fact they are so successful they are now two churches.
I've tried to find information out about the program, but I haven't found anyone who knows anything about it. The seminaries that are still open nowadays aren't that old. I know that in Chesterfield, Virginia my gggrandfather was not the first preacher in that church so I know the program was operating for a long time. So, does anybody know how I could find out about which seminary it was and then of course I'd like to find out more information about the program. My gggrandfather preached there from 1840 to the Sunday Grant took Richmond.