" Over the period of the Atlantic Slave Trade, from approximately 1526 to 1867, some 12.5 million captured men, women, and children were put on ships in Africa, and 10.7 million arrived in the Americas. The Atlantic Slave Trade was likely the most costly in human life of all long-distance global migrations." --GLIDERLEHERMAN In 1840's, Rev. John William Hackley was bold enough to prophesy freedom. He believed in Jesus Christ. Yet, he did not believe that Jesus anointed, gifted, or graced people to be enslaved to other people. Therein founded the Anti-Slavery Baptist Association (1840s) and planted 3 churches. Dr. Jeremiah and the Hackley Family are direct descendants of his work and ministry. More info about the historic preservation project coming soon.