Cloth from Ghana commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Methodism in Gold Coast; in 1957, after independence was gained, Gold Coast became Ghana. In 1835, the Missionary Committee of the British Methodist Conference sent Rev. Joseph Rhodes Dunwell to be the first Methodist missionary there. Shortly after, missionary Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman (1809-1890) arrived in Gold Coast, setting up schools and agricultural projects and promoting the anti slavery cause. Freeman was the son of an African father and an English mother, and he is depicted opposite John Wesley on this cloth.