The Millerite Period (1831-1844)
-As a slave in Maryland, Frederick Douglass witnessed the falling of the stars in 1833 and believing it to be a sign of Jesus' second coming, rejoiced to be going to heaven with his Savior.
-Frederick Douglass' daughter, Rosetta Douglass-Sprague, became a Seventh-day Adventist in 1883, and attended church in Washington, D.C.
-Before God gave visions to Ellen G. White or Hazen Foss, he gave them to a black man named William Foy. Foy faithfully shared what God revealed to him.
-A teenaged Ellen Harmon (later White) went with her father to hear Foy lecture on his visions. In the meetings at one time she sat by Foy's wife, Ann. Later Ellen and Foy spoke with each other. Ellen White states that "it was remarkable [the] testimonies that he bore."
-Sojourner Truth was at one time a Millerite, lecturing at Millerite campmeetings and on the speaking circuit. Her most distinguished biographer, Nell Irvin Painter, posits that her Millerite years were when Truth discovered herself and her mission in life.