Henry Highland Garnet was a trailblazer, a prominent man of great faith, and the first black man to officially speak in Congress. Does his name even ring a bell? In the second installment of a special series for Black History Month, Glenn Beck and historian David Barton took a deeper look at Ganet's historic, two-hour sermon that has virtually been erased from history.
Watch the full episode here: The Vault | S2:E6 – Black History Part 2
Do Your Homework
Below is a compilation of research that went into the making of this episode, complete with links to original sources so you can do your own homework. As you watch, consider the following questions:
1. How politically incorrect was Henry Garnet's sermon?
2. What four churches used the U.S. Capitol for services?
3. How does Garnet's sermon dispel common misconceptions about Thomas Jefferson?
- USS Planter / Robert Smalls?
- Henry Hilland Garnett, his biography and the name of the sermon given at the capitol building
- Woodrow Wilson’s A History of the American People (1902)
- Glory movie historical context
- Four churches that used to meet inside the U.S. Capitol
- The Founding of the KKK
- Whites lynched between 1866 and 1962
- The Bloody Shirts (SEE PAGE 357)
- What happened at Fort Pillow?
- Read the 14th Amendment
- Abraham Lincoln suspends Habeas Corpus
- Without Sanctuary by James Allen
- Jamie Foxx’s most gifted book
- Read the 15th Amendment
- Hide and Seek Polling Places
- Read the Enforcement Act of 1871 (Anti-Klan law)
- Civil Rights Act of 1875 *in show David says 1876
- Sumner Civil Rights Bill 1873
- 1876 House of Representatives has democratic majority
- The Election of 1892
- What does the Secretary of the Senate do?
- What is an etcher?
- Racist Currier & Ives
- First African-American U.S. Senator (1827-1901):Hiram Rhodes Revels
- One of the first African-Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives (1842-1884):Robert Brown Elliott
- One of the first African-Americans U.S. House of Representatives (1832-1887): Joseph Hayne Rainey
- One of the first African-Americans U.S. House of Representatives (1842-1905): Josiah Thomas Walls
- One of the first African-Americans U.S. House of Representatives (1825-1894): Benjamin Sterling Turner
- Neglected Voices