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Alexander Preston Shaw

American bishop


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From Wikipedia

Alexander Preston Shaw was notable as an African-American pastor, editor, and bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Church. He was elected and consecrated to the episcopacy in 1936. Shaw held the distinction of being the first African-American bishop of the Methodist Church to preside full-time over a predominantly white Annual Conference: the Southern California-Arizona Conference , which met that year at the University of Redlands.

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Interdenominational Theological Center

Historically black theological school in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Rust College

Historically black college in Mississippi