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But upon completing the course work, she was rejected for duty because of her age. Dejected, she settled for a teaching job at the Haines Institute in Augusta, Georgia. S. schools as in Africa. After a brief stint at Haines, she moved on to teach at Kendall Institute in Sumter, South Carolina. There she met and married Albertus Bethune. When he was offered a teaching position in Savannah, Georgia, Mary followed him. Although they had a young son, she persuaded her husband to let her take a teaching position at a missionary school in Palatka, Florida.

Nannie Helen Burroughs. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. Johnson, Karen Ann. Uplifting the Women and the Race: The Lives, Educational Philosophy and Social Activism of Anna Julia Cooper and Nannie Helen Burroughs. New York: Garland Publishing, 2000. Skinner, Rosemary, et al. Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. Butts, Calvin Otis (1949– ) Baptist clergy, community leader Calvin Butts rejuvenated one of the most prestigious black churches in the nation, Abyssinian Baptist in Harlem, at a time when it was stagnating.

Burgess moved on to Boston in 1956 to serve as his denomination’s archdeacon in the city and as supervisor of the Episcopalian City Mission. This largely inner-city ministry allowed him to make use of his sociology background. Six years later, he was appointed assistant to the Bishop of Massachusetts and given jurisdiction over the eastern part of the state. This was a major breakthrough in the Episcopal Church, as its only previous assistant bishops had been restricted to supervision of black parishes in Arkansas and North Carolina.

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