I have heard a lot of talk about 1888 and the 1888 message, but we have heard very little on the issue of Race and these two ministers. I remember Elder Dudley used to say that God was trying to come to earth back in 1888, but many white folks were trying to go without the black folks.
An Attempt to Remove the Color Line in 1887
Interestingly I looked in the General Conference Bulletin of 1887, one year before that 1888 Conference. During that year the was an attempt to remove the color line from the Adventist Church by means of A.T. Jones, E.J. Waggoner, and others. I found this on the “Words of the Pioneers” CD.