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Three African American Bishops of the United Methodist Church

February 1 - April 27

Free

Bridwell Library Exhibition: Three African American Bishops of the United Methodist Church

 

The Methodist Studies Archive at Bridwell Library includes the personal papers of three African American United Methodist bishops: Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. (1922–1996), William Talbot Handy, Jr. (1924–1998), and Rhymes H. Moncure, Jr. (1945–2006). These collections are being highlighted as part of the Black Archives Matter at SMU Initiative in the spring of 2018.

The items in this exhibition represent the ministries of three barrier-breaking church leaders. Dixon was the first African American elected to the office of bishop in the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church (UMC). Handy was the first African American hired in an executive capacity at The United Methodist Publishing House. He later served as the bishop of the Missouri Area of the UMC. Moncure was the first African American bishop to lead the Dallas Area of the UMC. He had previously served the Nebraska Area as bishop. All three bishops worked to dismantle the power of racism in church and society. Their ministries blended religious faith with social justice and concern for the well-being of those on the margins of society.

Available online: http://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/SpecialCollectionsandArchives/Exhibitions/3Bishops

Details

Start:
February 1
End:
April 27
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/SpecialCollectionsandArchives/Exhibitions/3Bishops

Venue

Bridwell Library, SMU
6005 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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Phone:
2147683483
Website:
www.smu.edu/bridwell
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