Kind words for the Sunday school children. (Macon, Georgia) 1872-1886
Place of Publication:
- Macon, Bibb county
Dates of publication:
- Began in 1872? ; ceased in 1886?
- Bibb County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Macon (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- "For the Sunday School Children" appears in ornament in masthead.
Kind words for the Sunday school children. July 15, 1877
The roots of Kind Words for the Sunday School Children can be traced back to the 1860s when Samuel Boykin, owner and publisher of the Christian Index began publishing Child’s Index (later Child’s Delight) out of Macon for children who attended Sunday school. The Southern Baptist Convention published their own Sunday school paper, Kind Words, after the war in Greenville and later Memphis. They purchased Boykin’s Child’s Delight, merged it with their own publication, and named him editor of the paper after he sold his interest in the Christian Index. Boykin published monthly, semi-monthly, and weekly editions of Kind Words out of Macon, Georgia. Under his editorship, the paper reached a circulation of over 75,000 and was read at Sunday schools across the South. In 1886, he moved the publication to Atlanta and later published Kind Words out of Nashville until his death in 1899.