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Floyd Flake

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 30 January 1945),

minister, politician, educator, and writer. After serving as a U.S. representative from New York, Flake became the minister and leader of New York City's...

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Flake, Floyd

LaVerne Gray.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 738 words.

minister, politician, educator, and writer. After serving as a U.S. representative from New York, Flake became the minister and leader of New York City's largest African American church,...

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Floyd Flake

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 30 January 1945),

minister, politician, educator, and writer. After serving as a U.S. representative from New York, Flake became the minister and leader of New York City's...

See overview in Oxford Index

Flake, Floyd

LaVerne Gray.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 745 words.

minister, politician, educator, and writer. After serving as a U.S. representative from New York, Flake became the minister and leader

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Flake, Floyd Harold (<i>born</i> 1945), U.S. Representative, Corporate Executive, African Methodist Episcopal Clergy, Educator

Sholomo B. Levy.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1661 words.

minister, U.S. Congressman, educator, and business executive, was born in Los Angeles, California, the eighth of thirteen children of Robert Flake Sr., a janitor, and Rosie Lee Johnson....

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Flake, Floyd Harold

Sholomo B. Levy.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1661 words.

minister, U.S. Congressman, educator, and business executive, was born in Los Angeles, California, the eighth of thirteen children of Robert

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Flake, Floyd Harold (<i>born</i> 1945), U.S. Representative, Corporate Executive, African Methodist Episcopal Clergy, Educator

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

minister, politician, educator, and writer. After serving as a U.S. representative from New York, Flake became the minister and leader

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Meeks, Gregory

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 270 words.

Drawing support from across the political spectrum, former New York State assemblyman Gregory Weldon Meeks won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, replacing the retiring...

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Brookins, H. Hartford

Kathryn Lofton.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 577 words.

prominent African Methodist Episcopal (AME) bishop and political counselor. Hamel Hartford Brookins spent the latter half of the twentieth century attempting to integrate American...

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Meeks, Gregory

Michaeljulius Idani.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 940 words.

political activist, New York legislator, and congressman, was born in New York City, the oldest of four children. The Meeks family lived in public housing in East Harlem, but his parents...

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Wilberforce University.

Thomas E. Carney.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 977 words.

Wilberforce University was originally established in 1853 by the Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as an institution of higher learning for African Americans. The...

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Congress, African American Members of

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 398 words.

NAMEYEARS OF SERVICESTATEPARTYSENATORSRevels, Hiram Rhoades1870–1871MississippiRepublicanBruce, Blanche Kelso1875–1881MississippiRepublicanBrooke, Edward...

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Towns, Edolphus

Michaeljulius Idani.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1152 words.

educator, activist, ordained Baptist minister, and U.S. Congressman, was born in Chadburn, North Carolina, son of Versie B. Towns, a homemaker, and Dolphus Towns, a sharecropper. Towns...

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AME Church.

Kerima M. Lewis.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1225 words.

The long and illustrious history of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church dates back to the eighteenth century. The founder Richard Allen, a former slave who had been able to...

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Mfume, Kweisi (<i>born</i> 1948), Radio / Television Personality, NAACP Leader / Officer, U.S. Representative

Prudence D. Cumberbatch.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1838 words.

television and radio host, U.S. congressman, and president and chief executive officer of the NAACP, was born Frizzell Gray, the first of four children of Mary Elizabeth Willis in...

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Butts, Calvin Otis (<i>born</i> 1949), Civil Rights Activist, Abyssinian Baptist Clergyperson, Social Reformer

Sholomo B. Levy.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1478 words.

minister and activist, was born on the Lower East Side of New York. His father was a chef, and his mother was an administrator of welfare services. Both had migrated from rural Georgia...

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Black Church

Thomas E. Carney.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 5426 words.

By the end of the nineteenth century African Americans had cut a wide swath across the American religious spectrum. Indeed, African American churches had become a major part of the...

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Black Church, The

Lawrence H. Mamiya.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3176 words.

The Black Church emerged from the period of slavery as the most stable and dominant institutional sphere in black communities in the United States. This centrality of religion was...

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