Walter H. Brooks (Walter Henderson), 1851-1945
Walter Henderson Brooks, author and Baptist minister, was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1851. He studied at the Wilberforce Institute in Ohio, and he received his B. A. from Lincoln University (PA). In 1876, Brooks was ordained a Baptist minister, and he served as a Sunday School Missionary for the American Baptist Publication Society for two years (until 1878). From 1882 until his death, Brooks served as pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D. C. During his career, Brooks was a strong supporter of temperance movements. He also wrote several articles on African American Baptist history. Walter Henderson Brooks died in 1945.