Stephen Walter Rogers

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Influential preacher
  • editorialist

Stephen Walter Rogers (1839 - 1872) was an influential preacher and editorialist in Louisiana. He was enslaved during his early life. He wrote about Abraham Lincoln[1] and published a book of hymns. Harper's Magazine described him as one of the most prominent pastors in New Orleans.[2]

He was freed in 1852.[3] He was a pastor at St. Thomas Church.[4]

While working as a valet in the area of Mobile, Alabama, he taught fellow slaves in a carriage house loft.[5]


  1. Yacovone, Donald (April 23, 2004). "Freedom's Journey: African American Voices of the Civil War". Chicago Review Press – via Google Books.
  2. "Harper's Magazine". Harper's Magazine Foundation. April 23, 1866 – via Google Books.
  3. Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana Center for Louisiana (April 23, 2005). "The Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History". Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana – via Google Books.
  4. Martinez, Maurice (April 23, 1988). "The Black Experience in Louisiana: Survival of African Culture" – via Google Books.

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