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The Black Unions debate (1969-1980) concerned the wishes of the leadership of eight regional conferences of the North American Division in existence at that time to organize into two newly-created union conferences.

Alma Montgomery Blackmon was an outstanding musician and educator who taught school for 42 years, including 12 at Oakwood College (now a university).

​Dr. Charlotte (Lottie) Isbell Blake served the church as a pioneering physician, hospital administrator, medical missionary, and teacher. She is distinguished as the first African-American Seventh-day Adventist to become a licensed physician.

William Thomas Bland was the chief administrator of several Seventh-day Adventist academies and colleges.

Frances L. Bliss was a longtime educator who spent most of her professional career at Oakwood College, teaching there for more than thirty years.

Clarissa “Clara” Bonfoey was a close friend of and housekeeper for James and Ellen White for about eight years.

Arna Bontemps was a key figure in America’s Harlem Renaissance literary movement of the 1920s.

​Ernest Sheldon Booth played an important role in the establishment of biology as an academic discipline in Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities. He presided over the establishment of the first Adventist graduate program in biology and founded the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory operated by Walla Walla University.

​Inez Booth was the first full-time music teacher at Oakwood College (now a university) and her 44 years of teaching there is a record in service at one school unequaled by any other music teacher at an Adventist college or university.

A. C. Bourdeau, a French-speaking pastor-evangelist, was a pioneer of the Adventist cause in the American state of Vermont, in Quebec, Canada, and in a number of European nations.

​Daniel T. Bourdeau was a pioneer pastor-evangelist in northern Vermont, among French-speaking communities in Canada and the American Midwest, in California, and in Europe.

​Lyman Bowers, a printer, accountant, and institutional manager, and Ella Mae (Chatterton) Bowers, a teacher, served together as missionaries in Asia for 25 years.

Charles Bowles, a prominent African American Baptist preacher in New England during the first half of the nineteenth century, reportedly proclaimed the Second Advent message near the end of his life (1843).

Charles L. Boyd was an evangelist, conference leader, and pioneering missionary to South Africa.

Eva Gwendolyn Bradford-Rock (1912-2010), African American educator, musician, author, and activist for church unity and social justice, was born December 22, 1912, on the campus of what was then Oakwood Manual Training School in Huntsville, Alabama.

​Etta Littlejohn and Robert Bradford ministered together in building up the Adventist work among Black Americans during its foundational decades and established a legacy of leadership that has shaped that work in a lasting way.

Brad Braley and Olive Rogers Braley, household names to listeners of the Voice of Prophecy (VOP) broadcasts in the middle decades of the 20th century, were known for their duets on organ and piano. Brad was organist and accompanist for the VOP for nearly nineteen years. Olive assisted on piano and gave readings.

Thomas H. Branch and Henrietta Paterson Branch were some of the first African Americans to be sent as missionaries to Africa by the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, and were pioneers of the church’s work among African Americans in Colorado and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

​Roy Branson was a Seventh-day Adventist theologian, social activist, ethicist, educator and, for more than two decades, editor of Spectrum magazine.

​Breath of Life is a media ministry of the North American Division, begun in 1974 with programming targeted primarily to reach African Americans.