A Place Called Oakwood

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Key Terms

Colored people: This was the popular designation for African-Americans in the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth century. In context, the term Colored people was not necessarily derogatory or demeaning. PCO ii.1

Farm: This frequently used term refers to the Oakwood training school and to the Oakwood property. PCO ii.2

Huntsville School: Before the name Oakwood was adopted, the school was popularly referred to as the Huntsville School. PCO ii.3

Southern cause: This term refers to the Seventh-day Adventist denominational effort to evangelize and educate the recently freed slaves in the southern part of the United States. This cause was championed by Ellen White, her son James Edson, selected workers in the Southern field and broader church, black workers and leaders like Charles Kinney. PCO ii.4