Basil Manly

Basil Manly (1798-1868) was a Baptist preacher and educator. He was the second president of the University of Alabama, founded the Alabama Historical Society, and was an active evangelist, leading Baptist churches in Tuscaloosa and Montgomery. Manly supported slavery and secession and served the Confederate government as official chaplain.

Courtesy of the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University of Alabama

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