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Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... color that belonged to the white connexion, and the only colored Methodist in the place at that time. conveyed me to Mrs. Murray's, where I remainded a while; the ...more
Paperback, 46 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by General Books (first published December 19th 2009)
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Shanae
Sep 18, 2011 Shanae rated it liked it
I'm giving Mrs. Lee's narrative 3 stars because I found the autobiography very very very redundant, though it was a short and insightful read. It was definitely a bit more boring for me. This is a spiritual autobiography and Lee writes to prove that she is equally as worthy of God's salvation as whites. The autobiography reads like propaganda text. I would like to know just how much of the narrative was written by some white abolitionist. Nonetheless, Jarena Lee's autobiography is an often cited ...more
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Nov 21, 2013 Jeffery Foster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately many e-reader typos but still a very interesting and an amazing life to discuss. Jarena's story would make a great movie with more research done.
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Jarena Lee (February 11, 1783 – ?) was a 19th-century African-American woman who left behind an eloquent account of her religious experience. She was also the first woman authorized to preach by Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1819.[1] Despite Allen's blessing, Lee continued to face hostility to her ministry because she was black and a woman. She became a travel ...more
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