The Oakwood Branch Office of the Ellen G. White Estate has recently launched a two-part introduction of Mrs. Ellen G. White as a pioneer, a great humanitarian and reformer during the late 19th century, and the early 20th century. Part one of the introduction is a postage stamp recognizing Mrs. White. Part two is an explanatory website (www.adventstamps.org).
It is the goal of the EGW Estate Branch Office to expose the public to the heritage of the Advent movement; to foster pride in the heritage of the church; to link Advent pioneers of yesterday with Advent trailblazers of today, and to provide scholarships for students embracing the spirit of the pioneers and humanitarian causes.
Along with her husband James White and retired sea Captain, Joseph Bates, Mrs. White rallied the small remnant of fragmented and severely disappointed Millerites to forge what has become, today, a global movement with a worldwide impacting presence (www.adventist.org). She was an avid believer in the abolition of slavery and the moral, economic, educational, and social development of freed men and women. Mrs. White urged the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to purchase 380 acres of property near Huntsville, Alabama, to be developed into an industrial school to educate African-Americans in the South. That “industrial school” is now Oakwood University.
The stamps are available through the Oakwood Branch Office of the Ellen G. White Estate, located in the Eva B. Dykes Library on the campus of Oakwood University. For more information, call (256) 726-8397, or visit www.adventstamps.org.
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