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A.M.E. church Bishop William Tecumseh Vernon at the First A.M.E. church during a visit to Los Angeles, 1925
Date Created and/or Issued
June 27, 1925
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Bishop Vernon had a distinguished career. He earned a doctorate in divinity from Wilberforce University in Ohio. In 1906 he was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as Register of the United States Treasury, at that time the nation’s highest governmental postever occupied by an African American. During the later years of the Taft administration and before leaving government service in 1912, he also served as Supervisor of the United States Government Schools . From 1912-1920 he was President of Campbell College in Jackson, Mississippi, and later served as a pastor of Avery Chapel in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1920 he was consecrated as a Bishop and then served for four years in South Africa.
Photograph of Bishop William Tecumseh Vernon, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.) standing in front of the First A.M.E. Church at Eighth St. and Towne Ave. during a visit to Los Angeles for a meeting of the Council of Bishops. Vernon was the keynote speaker and talked about "Progress and Patriotism of the Colored Race in America."
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Church Holds Annual Midsummer Meeting Here; Negro Bishops in Session." 28 Jun. 1925: pg. 10.
Text from negative sleeve: Vernon, W. T. Bishop
Handwritten on negative: Bishop W. T. Vernon
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Methodist churches--California--Los Angeles
Bishops--California--Los Angeles
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Vernon, William Tecumseh, 1871-
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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