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Kate DeRosa

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From Slavery to the Bishopric in the A.M.E. Church: An Autobiography
In his autobiography From Slavery to the Bishopric in the A.M.E. Church, William H. Heard traces his life from his birth into slavery, to his education, to his time spent in politics, and finally to his ordainment as a Bishop in the A.M.E. Church. It…

Startling Correspondence
In this newspaper article from an unknown source, Bishop Turner writes in graphic detail about the beating and stabbing of AME Deacon Robert Alexander. The crime was committed by a group of white men who were enraged by the AME's efforts to open a…

Lessons of the Hour: An Address by Hon. Frederick Douglass, Delivered in the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Washington D.C.
On January 9, 1984, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington, D.C. called “The Lessons of the Hour” in which he spoke to “the so-called, but mis-called, negro problem” (3). In his speech, Douglass sheds…

Bishops of the A.M.E. Church
This lithograph highlights the idea in my research that education was an important objective of the A.M.E. Church, and further, the founding of educational institutions by the A.M.E. was an important benchmark for African American's integration into…

African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.
This photograph of the Metropolitan African Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. was displayed in 1900 as part of the American Negro exhibit at the Paris Exposition. That the American Negro exhibit was present at the Paris Exposition signifies a…

The Church and Negro Progress
This document’s primary claim is that the black church has played a fundamental role in the progress of African Americans. With respect to my project, it serves to analyze the black church’s influence in the creation of African American schools as…

Freed, But Not Free: The Grievances of the Afro-American
This document takes an interesting perspective on life after slavery by a Christian missionary. His main argument is that emancipation has not made African Americans a free people. This source is useful because it provides a vast overview about how…

The Life, Experience, and Gospel Labours of the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen
In "The Life, Experience, and Gospel Labours of the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen," Allen sheds light on his involvement in the formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He emphasizes recurring conflicts with established leaders in the Methodist…

Because this is a work we studied in depth in class, I will not write a detailed description. However, I wanted to include the work in my conclusion as an example of how the study of the African American religious experience shifted from an invisible…
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