Autobiography of Levi Jenkins Coppin (1848–1924), free born Eastern Shore, Maryland-native, “thirtieth bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal church, editor, and missionary.” (DANB) After entering the ministry from Bethel A.M.E. Church in Wilmington, Delaware, Coppin served in Baltimore and in Philadelphia where he became editor of the A.M.E. Church Review. In 1900 he was elected as bishop, first serving in South Africa and later in the American South, the Midwest, and in Canada. A concluding chapter concerns his personal life including his second marriage to Fanny Jackson Coppin (1837–1913), a long time educator at Philadelphia’s Institute for Colored Youth.
Description: Unwritten History.
Philadelphia: A.M.E. Book Concern, (1919). Frontis. portrait, 375pp + 4 plates First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth with red lettering. Illustrated with half tone portrait plates from photographs. Binding soiled, front free endpaper neatly excised; all else clean and tight within; a good solid copy.
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