Gilfield Restorations, 1861-1862

From Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia by Nicole Myers Turner

  • This graph shows how many men and women had restoration hearings in the church meeting. Eighteen women and thirteen men faced restoration. All of the men were restored, while two women were rejected, one objected and one was dropped and the remaining fourteen women were restored.
  • 1861-1862
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  • GRAPH 3.3   Gilfield restorations, 1861–1862. As this graphic makes clear, men had an easy walk toward restoration, but women did not. Source: Gilfield Baptist Church Record Book, 1868–1871.