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Proceedings of the First Convocation of the - (African-American Episcopalians) - 1883. 
Newark, N.J.: Starbuck & Dunham, Book and Job Printers, 165 Market-St, 1883. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Removed from bound collection; text clean and crisp. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black Episcopalians Organize. Following swiftly on the heels of the Sewanee Convention of Southern Bishops in late July of 1883, a large gathering of clergy and layman met in New York to organize the work of the Afro-American clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church. It was a historic moment, and "of the forty-two Colored Clergy of the United States only four had responded to the call in the negative, and three others had failed to respond." A Committee was formed, chaired by Alexander Crummell, to draft a statement to the Church in America. The Committee calls attention "to the moral disasters which have come to our race through slavery -- how family life, parental authority and marriage integrity, have been broken down by servitude," and issues a call for "an extraordinary effort for the erection of Churches throughout the South" especially in the large urban centers. OCLC 13073942; not in Blockson
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