Item #27858 The Commission on Work Among the Colored People. African American, Episcopal Church.

The Commission on Work Among the Colored People.

New York: [1891]. Pamphlet. This unrecorded on OCLC; see OCLC: 772533726 for an 1898-99 Report held at Duke.

"Though segregated, African-American Episcopalians built vibrant and active parishes and continued to press for a voice in the larger Episcopal Church. The Conference of Church Workers Among Colored People (CCWACP), a largely black organization, began to press the General Convention for full inclusion shortly after its establishment in 1886. The CCWACP, originally organized by John Peterson, a teacher and deacon at St. Philip’s Church in Harlem, and Alexander Crummell as the Convocation of the Colored Clergy in 1882, included clergy and lay persons and sought to fully integrate black Episcopalians into the life of the Church... This differed from the mainstream Church, which had not yet sought to challenge the Jim Crow division of American society. George Freeman Bragg Jr. served as CCWACP’s secretary and historiographer for thirty-five years. In 1882 Bragg founded The Lancet, a weekly newspaper for African-Americans, in which he recorded the activities of CCWACP." [episcopalarchives dot org].

The last date entered in the text is September 1891 with a printed dollar amount that has been struck out in pencil and an increased figure added. The pamphlet has a printed signature of T.U. Dudley chairman with Henry R. Pyne General Secretary printed below. There is also an asterisk stating remittances to George Bliss Treasurer, Bible House, New York. 8vo, 5pp,(ii) summary with last page blank. Damp markings on top of front page with a little foxing at base. Item #27858


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