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James Varick

Woodson, Carter Godwin , The history of the Negro church. (published c1921), Washington, D.C. : Associated Publishers, c1921.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / General Research and Reference Division

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James Varick

James Varick (1750-1827), the son of a freed woman was the first Black Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop. A shoemaker who had been to school, Varick fought along other Free Blacks for the right to vote. A teacher, he was also the first chaplain of the New York African Society for Mutual Relief and a vice-president of the African Bible Society.

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  2. Introduction
  3. Celebrations in New York
  4. Celebrations in Philadelphia
  5. Celebrations in Boston
  6. Africa and Africans
  7. New Issues
  8. The End of the Celebrations
  9. The Legacy of the Celebrations
  10. Bibliography

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