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McKim, James Millerlocked

(14 November 1810–13 June 1874)
  • William Cohen

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McKim, James Miller (14 November 1810–13 June 1874), antislavery and freedmen's relief official, antislavery and freedmen’s relief official, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of James McKim, a tanner, and Catherine Miller. In 1831, three years after graduating from Dickinson College, McKim was swept up by the evangelical movement known as the Second Great Awakening and began what would be an often interrupted preparation for the ministry. Then, in 1833, a local black barber persuaded him to read ...

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