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Alpha Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Freedmen in America.

Organized May 8, 1889, by 4 African-American pastors who were mems. of the North Carolina Syn.: David Koonts, pres.; W. Philo Phifer, secy.; Samuel Holt; Nathan Clapp. When Koonts died 1890, the syn. did not die with him. Phifer, in the name of the other 2 pastors, wrote to H. C. Schwan* 1891. The result was that the Synodical* Conf. took up work among the African-Americans in North Carolina 1891.

C. F. Drewes, Half a Century of Lutheranism Among Our Colored People (St. Louis, 1927).

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