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Proceedings of the First Convocation of the Colored Clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Held at the Church of the Holy Communion, 6th Avenue and 20th Street, New York City, Sept. 12th, 13th and 14th 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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