Previous to his ministry, Rev. Thomas W. Henry
was an enslaved blacksmith.
His autobiography, transcribed and documented,
is the only primary source of these workers from
an African American source (1872).
enhanced photos, 2005. Indexed. ISBN-0-9773638-0-5
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|Father Ly and Poet Nguyen Chi Thien were
in prison together in 1990-1991
Poet Thien passed away on October 2, 2012
Father Ly was finally released from prison in
Vietnam in May 2016.
Hai Truyen Tu --
Two Prison Life Stories
Nguyen Chi Thien's prose in
English and Vietnamese
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Father Ly is known throughout the world as
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"Father Ly's Protest
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BROWN'S BLACK NATION CAMPAIGN
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