Lecture Description

This lecture traces the creation of two corporations in 1796, the first formed and controlled by African Americans. Both were churches in Philadelphia. Thereafter, the law of corporations blended with the growth and stature of African American religious institutions. Using legal conflict and caselaw to piece together the assertion of independence and eventually the formation of a new denomination (the AME Church), this lecture documents the use of law as a central tool for institution building by early national black religious leaders.


Constitutional and Legal Revolutionary and Early National

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Sarah Barringer Gordon

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