African Methodist Episcopal Church


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Cultural formation Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Mary Ann Shadd came of mixed white and black (or, in her own word, colored) American heritage on both maternal and paternal sides. Her paternal great-grandfather came originally from Germany. The family was economically...
Cultural formation Frances E. W. Harper
She was born into a free black family, but was subjected of course to the oppressive influence which bond and free alike endured under slave laws.
Still, William. The Underground Railroad. Arno Press.
A witness at one of her lectures described...
Cultural formation Alice Walker
Raised as a Christian in the African Methodist Episcopal Church , AW had an inclination towards the natural, the mystic, and the metaphysical. During the decline of her marriage she became a regular tarot card...
Occupation Mary Ann Shadd Cary
On 23 March 1853 Shadd closed her school after the American Missionary Association withdrew its financial support. At a committee meeting earlier that year, the Association found that Shadd's lack of Christian evangelism violated their...


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