In 1856 the Canadian wing of the African Methodist Episcopal Conference changed the name of their denomination from "African" to "British" in order to give their places of worship a greater Canadian identity. The new name also protected the congregations from fear of being recaptured by American slave owners or their bounty hunters.
Full text online of this 1891 biography. Includes a portrait of the bishop.
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