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African Methodist Episcopal Church

(Encyclopedia) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist denomination (see Methodism). It was established in 1816 in Philadelphia with Richard Allen as its first bishop. In 1991 there were about?

Allen, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Allen, Richard, 1760?1831, American clergyman, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was born a slave in Philadelphia and purchased his freedom. He became pastor of a?

Tanner, Henry Ossawa

(Encyclopedia) Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859?1937, American painter, b. Pittsburgh; son of a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He studied with Eakins in Philadelphia and in Paris. Tanner?

Vashti Murphy McKenzie, 2000 News

preacher, in July was elected the first woman bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She said, ?The stained-glass ceiling has been pierced.?


(Encyclopedia) Methodism, the doctrines, polity, and worship of those Protestant Christian denominations that have developed from the movement started in England by the teaching of John Wesley.?

Prince Hall Biography

Prince Hall clergyman, abolitionistBorn: 1735Birthplace: Barbados Hall established the African Lodge of the Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons of?

Hiram Revels Biography

Hiram Revels Senator from Mississippi; first African American senator Born: September 27, 1827 Birthplace?

Richard Harvey CAIN, Congress, SC (1825-1887)

CAIN Richard Harvey , a Representative from South Carolina; born in Greenbrier County, Va., April 12, 1825; moved with his father to Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1831 and attended school; entered the?

Hiram Rhodes REVELS, Congress, MS (1827-1901)

Senate Years of Service: 1870-1871 Party: Republican REVELS Hiram Rhodes , a Senator from Mississippi; born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., on September 27, 1827; attended Beech Grove?

Milestones in African American Education

Find information on black history and the major milestones in African-American education, including the first institute established for black students, the first black law school in the United States?