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Asheville Forum: Kevin Burton

Asheville Adventist Forum: Kevin M. Burton, historian.


Please note that this meeting of the Asheville Adventist Forum will be held via Zoom. If you wish to be part of this meeting, please send an email saying so to Connie at by the night of Wednesday, April 21, 2021. She will send you the password and link that you will need to log into the meeting. Please log in a few minutes before starting time. If you have friends who would be interested in this topic and whom you wish to introduce to the Forum chapter, please send their names and email addresses to Connie. It is likely that we will have some people attending from far and wide, which makes Zoom meetings so interesting.

Date & Time:

Sabbath, April 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern


“Abolitionism and the Second Advent Movement”

The presentation will be an overview of some of the ways that Millerites and Seventh-day Adventists participated in the abolition movement. I will talk about petitioning as well as two-horned beast and other related subtopics.

Speaker Biography:

Kevin M. Burton (Ph.D. Candidate, Florida State University) concentrates his research on the history of race, apocalypticism, and politics and the state. He has lectured at Andrews University, developed a course for Griggs University, taught at Florida State University, and is currently an Instructor in the History and Political Studies Department at Southern Adventist University. He has presented numerous academic papers at conferences and published several journal articles, academic book reviews, and encyclopedia entries. His Ph.D. dissertation explores Adventist political involvement in the abolition movement. He lives in Ooltewah, Tennessee, with his wife Sarah, daughter Adelia, son John, and dog Roo.


For further information contact Connie Hayward, 828-693-1105 (h), 828-388-1575 (c),

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