The following is audio and text from the teaching given by Leah on October 25, 2015. Feel free to listen online, download, or read. This teaching is the third in our fall series, "Sailing the Blue Ocean."
William Joseph Seymour was an African-American man born in Louisiana in 1870. His childhood was not an easy one. His parents, Simon and Phyllis were former slaves. William was the oldest in a large family that lived in abject poverty. He grew up in a dangerous time for African-Americans in the south. The KKK actively terrorized the blacks of southern Louisiana, and violence against them was extremely common.