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The Founding of Historically Black Episcopal Colleges

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In 1865, The Episcopal Church’s General Convention organized the Protestant Episcopal Freedman’s Commission (renamed the Commission of Home Missions to Colored People in 1868), to establish schools in the South that would provide higher education and religious instruction to African Americans...

Black History Month Celebrates Roger "Bill" Terry

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Honoring the story of Roger "Bill" Terry, who earned his pilot's wings at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama during World War II. Terry was the only member of the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny. He was pardoned in 1995. "Bill" Terry...

Presiding Bishops Leads Repentance Service for Racism, Slavery


Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori celebrated and preached at a Service of Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation April 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Asheville, marking the end of a two-year period of study and conversation on the sin of racism in the Diocese of Western North...