Former slave Bishop Abram Grant, D.D. and wife Florida Grant

Former slave Bishop Abram Grant, D.D. and wife Florida Grant

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/143142
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Title

  • Former slave Bishop Abram Grant, D.D. and wife Florida Grant

Image Number

  • N033744

Year

  • ca 1891

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Grant was born on August 25, 1848, the slave of Frank Rollison. He ran away with his brother Alex, and Johns and James Gray but was captured and sold by his owner in Columbus, Georgia. He ran away again and joined the Union army. He returned to Lake City after the war, then moved to Jacksonville where he entered the ministry. He was elected the 19th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church on May 19, 1888, and ordained on May 24.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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