Birth of Leontine Kelly, First Black Female Methodist Bishop

Birth of Leontine Kelly, First Black Female Methodist Bishop

Leontine Kelly

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Leontine Kelly, the first black female bishop of the Methodist church, is born. In fact, Leontine Kelly is the first black female bishop of any religious denomination.

The daughter of a prominent Methodist minister, she will work hard to rise up through the ranks of the United Methodist Church, breaking new ground for both women and African-Americans.

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Leontine Kelly: Becoming a Teacher and Preacher

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