Ethelene Bruce White
M.A. in Historical Theology
Harding University Graduate School of Religion
Jane Campbell McKeever was an early leader in the American Restoration Movement through her founding of a college for women, similar to Bethany College for men established by her brother Alexander. Both siblings were highly intelligent, multitalented, deeply religious, and committed to family. There was, however, strong disagreement between them concerning slavery and its abolition. Overall, Jane and Alexander agreed on the evils of slavery as practiced in America, but they disagreed almost completely on what to do about them.