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August 30

August 30, 1856: The Methodist Episcopal Church founds Wilberforce College in western Ohio. It was the second American institution of higher learning established for black students (Ashmun Institute in Pennsylvania, founded two years earlier, was the first).

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September 18, 1884: People pack out the Brooklyn Tabernacle for the funeral of Jerry McAuley, founder of New York's Water Street Mission and a pioneer among American rescue missions.

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