Whitestown Seminary

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Whitestown Seminary, previously known as Oneida Academy and Oneida Institute, was a Presbyterian educational institution based in Whitestown, New York, founded in 1827. Originally a manual labor college, as Oneida Institute it was presided over by the abolitionist firebrand Beriah Green from 1833 to 1844, and admitted African-American students. Under Green, the school's major focus was preparing young followers of Charles Finney to become missionaries in the west. In 1844, it was sold to the Freewill Baptists because of financial problems, and became the Whitestown Seminary, subsequently merging with Parsonsfield Seminary to form the Free Will Baptist Bible School.

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