Category: <span>North Georgia Annual Conference</span>

Moore, Bishop Arthur J.
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Moore, Bishop Arthur J.

“Mr. Mission” Bishop Arthur J. Moore was “Mr. Mission” for a generation of Methodists in the middle of the 20th century. He was president of the unified Board of Missions of The Methodist Church (forerunner of the Board of Global Ministries) from its founding in 1940 through 1956, and had played a pivotal role in...

Ames, Jessie
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Ames, Jessie

Lynching Is an Indefensible Crime In 1930 Methodist woman Jessie Daniel Ames gathered a small group of daring women together in Atlanta, Georgia, to form the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching. The protection of white women had been a common excuse for white mob lynchings of black men, and so the...

Bowen, John Wesley Edward (1855-1933)
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Bowen, John Wesley Edward (1855-1933)

Educator and theologian Born into slavery in New Orleans, Bowen became a free man when his father purchased his family’s freedom in 1858. After the Civil War, in which his father served with the Union Army, Bowen attended Union Normal School in New Orleans. In 1878 he graduated with the first graduating class of New...

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