Samuel Kaboo Morris

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Samuel Kaboo Morris at around age 20.

Samuel Kaboo Morris (?? - May 12, 1893), born Prince Kaboo, was a Liberian prince known for his pivotal influence over Taylor University. Morris was kidnapped at around age 11 during a tribal feud and his father could not afford to pay the large ransom demanded by Morris's captors. Terribly abused, he managed to escape while a young teen and was found near death by Christian missionaries, who took him in. He converted to Christianity while around age 14. At around age 18, Morris left Liberia for the United States to achieve an education and arrived at Taylor University in December 1891 where he had a profound spiritual impact on its staff, faculty, and students. Morris died in 1893 from complications of respiratory infection.

Morris's life has been the subject of five novels, over a dozen biographies, a 1954 film, and a 1988 documentary. Taylor University has named numerous buildings, scholarships, and a society in his honor.

Works about

Baldwin, Lindley J. March of Faith Challenge of Samuel Morris. National Institute of Applied Religion, 1941. ASIN B000H866QM

Baldwin, Lindley J. The March of Faith: The challenge of Samuel Morris to Undying Life and Leadership. Mary E. Baldwin, 1947. ASIN B0007EL116

Baldwin, Lindley J. The Ebony Saint: Samuel Morris's Miraculous Journey of Faith. James, 1967. ISBN 0853050015

Baldwin, Lindley J. Samuel Morris: The African Boy God Sent to Prepare an American University for Its Mission to the World. Bethany House, 1969. ISBN 0871239507

Baldwin, Lindley J. Samuel Morris: The March of Faith. Dimension Books, 1971. ASIN B00072RO1Y

Hoff Baez, Kjersti. Samuel Morris: The African Prince. Barbour Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1586609475

Hoff Baez, Kjersti, The Life of Samuel Morris. Barbour, 1995. ASIN B000GRBP1U

Jackson, Dave and Neta Jackson. Quest for the Lost Prince: Samuel Morris Bethany House, 1996. ISBN 1556614721

Masa, Jorge O. The Angel in Ebony. Taylor University Press, 1928.

Whalin, Terry W. Samuel Morris: The Apostle of Simple Faith. Barbour Publishing, 1996. ISBN 1557488789

Whalin, Terry W. Samuel Morris: Missionary to America. Barbour Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1597891177

Samuel Morris: A Spirit Filled Life. Nazarene Publishing House, 1921. ASIN B000MTUPC2

Samuel Morris. Bethany House, 1969. ISBN 0871233606

External Links

Samuel Kaboo Morris - Site dedicated to Morris, hosted by Taylor University.

Angel in Ebony - 42 minute movie about Samuel Morris's life. Streaming Windows media format.

The Search for Sammy - Documentary of a 1988 expedition to Liberia formed to uncover mysteries surrounding Morris's origins. Streaming Windows media format.