The American Missionary Association in Liberty County, Georgia: An Invasion of Light and Love

Hardly had the Civil war began before neo-abolitionists and philanthropists launched a social revolution to regenerate the South. Inspired with missionary zeal comparable to a religious crusade they sought to redeem the black race from ignorance and deprivations of slavery the mission and listed the support of numerous sectarian and nonsectarian Freemen’s Aid societies as well as the Freedmen’s Bureau.The American missionary association organized in Albany NY 1846 was actually the first agency to enter the field and the last to depart. Established as a protest against the failure of other missionary societies to denounce the evils of slavery, the association from its exception was committed to Christian missionary and educational operations at home and abroad.