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Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne portrait
Description: Portrait of Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne, 6th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1863, Payne was instrumental in convincing that church to purchase Wilberforce University, a historically black college which had been earlier established by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1856. That same year, Payne was appointed president of Wilberforce, making him the first African American college president in the nation. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: NAM_MSS12_B12F04
Subjects: Wilberforce University; Religion in Ohio; African American Educators
Places: Wilberforce (Ohio); Greene County (Ohio)