Category: Religion

  • Mon, 1851-07-07

    Charles Albert Tindley was born on this date in 1851. He was a Black Methodist Episcopal minister and lyricist.

    Born the son of slave...

  • Sat, 1853-12-24

    The birth of Octavia V. Rogers Albert in 1853 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black teacher and writer.

    Octavia Victoria Rogers...

  • Fri, 1854-02-10

    *Joseph Charles Price was born on this date in 1854. He was a Black scholar and minister.

    From Elizabeth City, NC, he graduated from...

  • Sat, 1854-04-01

    Augustus Tolton was born on this date in 1854. He was one America's first Black priest.

    He was born in Ralls County, Missouri, the son of...

  • Sat, 1854-06-10

    On this date in 1854, James Augustine Healy was ordained in Paris, France, thus becoming the first Black priest in the Catholic Church.

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  • Sat, 1856-12-13

    *The birth of William Adger in 1856 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American minister.

    He was born in Philadelphia, the...

  • Fri, 1858-02-05

    *Henry Delany was born on this date in 1858. He was an African American minister and bishop.

    Born in Saint Mary’s, Georgia, Both of his...

  • Mon, 1859-12-26

    *Joseph Booker was born on this date 1859. He was a Black editor, educator, minister and community leader.

    Born a slave in Old Portland...

  • Fri, 1860-03-09

    *The founding of Foster Memorial AME Zion Church in 1860 is celebrated on this date.

    The church was the dream of Amanda and Henry Foster...

  • Sun, 1862-10-05

    The First Baptist Church of Georgetown was founded on this date in 1862. It is one of the oldest Black Baptist churches in the Washington, D. C....

  • Tue, 1862-10-21

    *John E. Ford was born on this date in 1862. He was a Black minister and businessman.

    From Owensboro, KY John Elijah Ford was the eldest...

  • Sun, 1863-01-25

    *George Freeman Bragg, Jr. was born on this date in 1863. He was an African American minister and activist.

    From Warrenton, North...

  • Sun, 1864-05-08

    Lena Mason, a Black minister and poet, was born on this date in 1864.

    She was born in Quincy, Illinois of parents, Reida and Vaughn, who...

  • Fri, 1865-05-05

    Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., was born on this date in 1865. He was an African American clergyman and author.

    Powell was born in...

  • Fri, 1865-06-16

    Saint Philip A.M.E. Church was established on this date in 1865, the oldest A.M.E. Church in the state of Georgia.

    It was Organized by...

  • Wed, 1865-11-15

    *Zion Baptist Church was founded on this date in1865. It is one of the oldest African American churches west of the Mississippi.

    Zion...

  • Sat, 1866-08-25

    Nora A. Gordon was born on this date in 1866. She was an African American teacher and missionary.

    Nora Antonia Gordon was born in...

  • Thu, 1866-11-15

    On this date in 1866, Pilgrim Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN, was formally organized with its first service.

    Rev. Robert Hickman and...

  • Tue, 1867-09-03

    *The Sixth Mount Zion Baptist was founded on this date in 1867. John Jasper organized Sixth Mount Zion in Richmond, Virginia, he would go on to...

  • Tue, 1868-12-08

    *Henry Proctor was born on this date in 1868. He was an African American author, minister and lecturer.

    Born near Fayetteville, Tenn.,...