Rev. James A. Thome


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Rev. James A. Thome

Reverend James A. Thome, 1813-1873, was born of a slave-owning father in Kentucky. He came to Cincinnati in 1832 to attend theology school at Lane Seminary. There he was taught the evils of slavery. Under duress Thome and his fellow anti-slavery proponents left Cincinnati and moved to Oberlin College. There he completed his education and taught for ten years before becoming the minister at the First Congregational Church of Ohio City. Thome was an outspoken abolitionist throughout his life. His abilities at oration were considerable and he was in great demand as a speaker.

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