Atticus Greene Haygood
Atticus Greene Haygood (1839–1896) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He edited a Wesleyan newspaper, served as president of Emory College, and wrote several publications.
Atticus Greene Haygood
|President of Emory College|
|Born||November 19, 1839|
|Died||January 19, 1896 (aged 56)|
Atticus Greene Haygood was born in Watkinsville, Georgia on November 19, 1839, and graduated at Emory College in 1859. He entered the ministry where he edited the Sunday-school publications of the Southern branch of the church. He edited the Wesleyan Christian Advocate (1878–82), served as president of Emory (1876–1884), and was a General Agent of the Slater Fund, which assisted educational institutions for African Americans following Reconstruction.
Haygood declined an election as Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1882; but he accepted another election in 1890. Rev. T. H. Tyson established a newspaper for African Americans in Oklahoma in 1890 called Our Brother in Black, after one of Haygood's texts.
Atticus Greene Haygood died in Oxford, Georgia on January 19, 1896. Haygood Hall, a dormitory at Oxford College of Emory University, is named for him. The neighboring United Methodist Church is Haygood Memorial of Atlanta, named for Bishop A. G. Haygood.
- Our children (1876)
- Our Brother in Black (1881)
- Speeches and Sermons (1884)
- Pleas for Progress (1889)
- Jackknife and Brambles (1893)
- The Monk and the Prince (1895)
- The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. I. James T. White & Company. 1893. p. 520. Retrieved April 30, 2021 – via Google Books.
- "Death of Bishop Haygood". The Watchman and Southron. Atlanta. January 22, 1896. p. 3. Retrieved April 30, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- Emory History: President Haygood, accessed 25 May 2017.
- Mann, Harold W. (1965). Atticus Greene Haygood : Methodist bishop, editor, and educator. Athens: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 9780820335438. Retrieved February 20, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
|Wikisource has the text of a 1892 Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography article about Atticus Greene Haygood.|
- Works by Atticus Greene Haygood at Project Gutenberg
- Emory History: President Haygood at Archive.org
- Atticus Greene Haygood at Find a Grave
- Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University: Atticus G. Haygood family papers, 1861-1952, Haygood family genealogical collection
- Haygood Memorial