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Alexander Crummell

By: Josh R.
Ohio, Age 15

Our story begins 1819. A young man was born and became a priest when he grew up, though he didn't know it he would soon make history. Ordained in the Diocese of Massachusets at the age of 25, but excluded from a meeting of priests of the diocese because he was black, he embarked on a journey to England. After graduating from Cambridge, he went to Liberia, a country in Africa founded by American expatriots for the repatriation of freed slaves. He soon returned to the U.S. and founded urban congragations that educated and provided social sevices for African-Americans. For these and other reasons he is a famous African American.