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Title
Coming Up Out of the Water, Ikot Usen, Nigeria, 1950
Creator
Eldred Echols and Boyd Reese
Date Created and/or Issued
1950
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Abilene Christian University. Brown Library. Milliken Special Collections
Contact address or phone given here.
Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University, Box 29208, Abilene, TX 79699-9208; 325-674-2348
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Description
"As one leaves the water -" A new Christian wades through the water after being baptized. This photograph comes from an album that recounts Eldred Echols and Boyd Reese's visit to Nigeria in 1950. The Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville, Texas asked the two missionaries to visit Nigeria and report on an emerging indigenous Christian movement whose leader participated in a Bible correspondence course run by the Tennessee congregation. Upon their arrival, the missionaries found several thousand Christians led by Coolidge Akpan Okon Essien, from the Efik tribe in Eastern Nigeria, whose doctrine and practice were similar to that of American Churches of Christ.
Type
image
Format
photographic print, 6.5 x 9 cm.
photographs
Identifier
IMPA-ACU-WB-9-1-083.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-91614
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMPA-ACU-WB-9-1-083.jpg
Subject
Religious communities
Religious practice
General views
Time Period
1950
Place
Africa
Ikot Usen
Nigeria
Source
ACU/WB/9/1/083 [File]
Relation
Abilene Christian University. Brown Library. Milliken Special Collections
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, 1899-1969
Wendell Broom, Center for Restoration Studies

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