Religion: A. M. E.

In Chicago, dark faces with wide lips and narrow eyes were in evidence. The faces belonged to African Methodist Episcopalians. For a time, these solemn people emulated their white brethren in Kansas City; with commendable dignity as well as wisdom they voted to "amalgamate" with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, but decided to refer the matter to the people of their congregations for "ratification."

This done, the dark faces began to gleam with excitement. Black Bishops Abraham Lincoln Gaines, William Tecumseh Vernon, J. Albert Johnson and William H. Heard were haled before the...

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