I am surprised that you say this "reminds me of the tie that binds black and white southerners together, our shared faith even if our better angels do not always prevail." Turner's comments were written out of anger and frustration with pernicious racial prejudice... it shook his faith. And clearly white legislators expressed no sentimental ties to their expelled/former colleagues. Eventually, the black legislators were given their seats back, after the federal government intervened... the better angels had no influence at all on white legislators.That was a very powerful speech by Rev Turner. It touches my heart and reminds me of the tie that binds black and white southerners together, our shared faith even if our better angels do not always prevail.
Turner became an advocate for emigration to Africa, although he did not settle there himself:
Turner believed that Emancipation was the first Exodus for African-Americans and leaving the South would be the second. While many in the black community shared Turner's views on the limits of freedom in the South, most chose to remain in the United States instead of migrating to Africa. Turner's insistence on linking missionary work in Africa with mass emigration to the continent made him a divisive figure in the AME (African Methodist Episcopalian) Church. At the same time, his four trips to Africa showed him the dignity of a people uncowed by slavery.
Turner died in Windsor, Ontario.