From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Bentley, Daniel S.

(born: 1850  -  died: 1916) 

Reverend Daniel S. Bentley was born in Madison County, KY. Bentley attended Berea College and later left Kentucky for Pennsylvania. In Pittsburgh, he founded The Afro-American Spokesman newspaper, owned by the Spokesman Stock Company, of which Bentley was president. During this time, Bentley was also pastor of the Wylie Avenue A.M.E. Church in Pittsburgh. Bentley also authored Brief Religious Reflections in 1900. Rev. D. S. Bentley died suddenly in the pulpit of his church, St. Paul A. M. E. in Mckeesport, PA, on November 12, 1916 [source: "Dr. Bentley Dead," Cleveland Gazette, 12/09/1916, p.2]. For more see The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians, by A. A. Dunnigan; Centennial Encyclopedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church..., by Richard Allen and others (Philadelphia: 1816), p. 38, at Documenting the American South website; and The Afro-American Press and Its Editors, by I. G. Penn (1891) [available full view at Google Book Search].


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Dunnigan, Alice A.
NKAA Source: Afro-American spokesman (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Brief religious reflections
NKAA Source: The Cleveland gazette (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Fascinating story of Black Kentuckians : their heritage and traditions
NKAA Source: The Afro-American press and its editors

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