Methodist Ministers and educational endeavors amongst people of color (Turn of the century compilation by Field Secretary Moore)

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, .aw. Graduates. . The law department of Howard Uni versity Is the largest and best school In the South open to colored men. Quite a number of colored - men have graduated from the law schools of Tale. Harvard, Boston University and the University of Michigan. Colored lawyers practice in many; Northern, - tasters and Western States . and In the leading cities of the South. There are about four hundred col ored lawyers in this country. They prac tice In all the courts. - About one thousand seminary - trained men and two thousand more classed as educated are in the ministry. The ministry of Congregational. Episcopal and Presbyterian ministers are educated men, but they form only a small wing ot'the army - of colored ministers. There ire also many intelligent : colored Methodist and Baptist ministers.' ' - . The bishops of the African Methadint Episcopal, the African Methodist Episco pal zion. and the Colored Methodist EdIs - copal churches, together with their ministers, exercise a wide Influence la their cnurches. Bishop E. W. Arnett. of the African Methodist Episcopal church, and Bishop Alexander Walters, of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church, are members of the board of trustees of Unit ed Society of Christian Endeavorers. Ho Colored Bishops. ; The Me'tho st Episcopal church has no colored bishops. J. W E. Bowen D. D.. is the most representative minister 'of the church. He Is professor in Gammon Theological Seminary at Atlanta, and was the colored candidate for bishop at the last general conference of the - Methodist Episcopal church. M. C. Mason, D. D., was elected corresponding secretary of tbe Fteedman'a Aid and Southern Educational Society of that church. George W. Henderson,. D. D.. a graduate of the . University of Vermont, and of Tale Divinity School, is dean of the Straight lTniveraitv j neoioKicaa ooiiooi. ni . ew Orleans. The Rev. L B. Maxwell, a grsduate of Atlanta University and Hartford Theological Seminary, is field secretary of the International Sunday work among the colored people of the South, and the Rev. H. H. Prostor. a graduate of Fisk University snd ale Divinity School, is pastor of the Flrwt church of Atlanta, the largest. Congregational church among the col ored people In the country. - There ere representative colored men In the Baptist ministry, like Walter H. Brooks, D. D of Washington. D. C, and tbe Rev. J. V. Waldron. of . Jacksonville,' Fl. F. J. Grtmke. D. D.. of Washington, Is the leading Presbyterian minister. Howard liril - yerslty has - rraduated - 1S2 In theoiBgy Tallsdra. Straight. Tougaloo and Fisk universities have sent forth many men Into the mtnlstry. Wiiberforce. Btddle Lin - cln and Richmond Bible schools have also trained many men for the ministry. , - . '

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 31 Jan 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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