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BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Wh. T. Bibb – 1853 – African-American



(1853 – aft. 1903)

Montgomery County, Alabama

Rev. Wh. T. Bibb, son of Linzy and Caroline Bibb, was born in Montgomery, Ala., in 1853.

Rev. W. T. Bibb, A. B., Pastor Baptist Church, Oxmoor, Alabama (

The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists of Alabama – Their Leaders and Their Work copyright 1896)

Noted for brilliance

Brother Bibb is one of the most worthy of our rising young men. He is not noted for brilliancy, but for constant application in the race for knowledge, for pushing things to a finish in search for truth, for the purest life and loftiest piety, he is hard to be excelled. Already he has been entrusted with various pastorates, including one at Marion and another near Birmingham.

I had the best opportunity to learn him while I was pastor at Selma. Here he was superintendent of my Sunday School and aided me in my ward prayer-meetings. He completed two courses at the Selma University, graduating with the title of A. B., and with the highest confidence of all the faculty.

In looking upon his open countenance one instinctively feels the impress of an honest, earnest man—a man free from hypocrisy and guile.


Excerpt from The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists of Alabama – Their Leaders and Their Work copyright 1896

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  1. So sick of blacks being shoved down everyone’s throat. Black black black in a country of mostly white people. It makes no sense.

  2. If he was smiling,he’d lookalike Eddie Murphy.