By Nathan Aaseng

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ISBN-13: 9780816078684

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Her goal was to teach in the Washington school system, but despite her obvious abilities and achievements, she was unable to gain employ- Burroughs, Nannie Helen 31 ment. Upset that the administration’s reputation for hiring lighter-skinned blacks may have been the cause of her failure, Burroughs dreamed of someday righting the injustice by founding her own school. After spending a year in Philadelphia working as an editorial assistant, she returned to Washington to apply for a government job as a clerk.

Mabunda, L. Mpho. Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 11. : Gale Research, 1996. Melton, J. Gordon. Religious Leaders of America. 2d ed. : Gale Research, 1999. , ed. ” In Down by the Riverside: Readings on African American Religion. New York: New York University Press, 2000. Bernard, Alphonso R. (1953– ) Christian Cultural Center pastor Alphonso R. Bernard is the founder and pastor of the largest church in New York City and an influ- ential voice in the black conservative religious movement. Bernard was born in 1953 in Panama.

Easter, Opal V. 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.

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