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Alexander Walters
Bishop ALEXANDER WALTERS (August 1, 1858 – February 2, 1917) was an American clergyman and noted civil rights leader. Born a slave in Bardstown, Kentucky
Bardstown, Kentucky
, just before the Civil War, he rose to become a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
at the age of 33, then president of the National Afro-American Council , the nation's largest civil rights organization, at the age of 40, serving in that post for most of the next decade. CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 National Afro-American Council * 1.2 Later life * 2 Private life * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYWalters was born August 1, 1858 in Bardstown, Kentucky
Bardstown, Kentucky
the oldest son of Henry and Harriet Walters. He was educated at a private school taught by a number of teachers
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Bardstown, Kentucky
BARDSTOWN is a home rule-class city in Nelson County , Kentucky
Kentucky
, in the United States
United States
. The population was recorded as 11,700 by the 2010 census . It is the county seat of Nelson County. It is named for the pioneering Bard brothers. David Bard obtained a 1,000 acres (400 ha) land grant in 1785 in what was then Jefferson County, Virginia from Governor Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry
. William Bard surveyed and platted the town. It was originally chartered as BAIRD\'S TOWN. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Climate * 4 Demographics * 4.1 2010 * 4.2 2000 * 5 Transportation * 6 Attractions and events * 7 Education * 8 Notable people * 9 In popular culture * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links HISTORY See also: Bardstown Historical Museum St
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New York, New York
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland
New Netherland
Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
Duke of York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Minister (Christianity)
In Christianity
Christianity
, a MINISTER is a person authorized by a church , or other religious organization, to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings , baptisms or funerals ; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community. The term is taken from Latin
Latin
minister ("servant", "attendant"), which itself was derived from minus ("less"). In Catholic
Catholic
churches, the concept of a priesthood is emphasised. In Protestant
Protestant
churches, the title usually refers to a member of the ordained clergy who leads a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such a person may also be called a presbyter, pastor, preacher, bishop, chaplain or elder
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Democratic Party (United States)
The DEMOCRATIC PARTY is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States
United States
, along with the Republican Party (GOP). Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison
James Madison
's Democratic-Republican Party
Democratic-Republican Party
, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
, making it the world's oldest political party. The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism , while—especially in the rural South —populism was its leading characteristic
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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
The AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH, or the AME ZION CHURCH or AMEZ, is a historically African-American denomination based in the United States. It was officially formed in 1821 in New York City
New York City
, but operated for a number of years before then. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Notes * 3 Key features and early structure of AME Zion Church * 4 The Church today * 5 Ecumenism * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links HISTORYThe church can be traced back to the John Street Methodist
Methodist
Church of New York City. Following acts of overt discrimination (such as black parishioners being forced to leave worship), many black Christians left to form their own churches. The first church founded by the AME Zion Church was built in 1800 and was named Zion
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National Afro-American Council
The NATIONAL AFRO-AMERICAN COUNCIL, the first nationwide civil rights organization in the United States
United States
, was created in 1898 in Rochester, New York . Before its dissolution a decade later, the Council provided both the first national arena for discussion of critical issues for African Americans and a training ground for some of the nation’s most famous civil rights leaders in the 1910s, 1920s, and beyond. Led by A.M.E. Zion Bishop Alexander Walters
Alexander Walters
, who was president for most of the Council’s existence, the Council attracted a wide range of African-American journalists, lawyers, educators, politicians, and community activists to its annual meetings
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Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (pronounced /ˌɪndi.əˈnæpəlᵻs/ ), is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County . It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States . With an estimated population of 855,164 in 2016, Indianapolis is the second most populous city in the Midwest and 15th most populous in the U.S. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area , home to 2 million people, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 27th, with 2.38 million inhabitants. Indianapolis covers 372 square miles (960 km2), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S
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San Francisco
California
California
------------------------- CSA San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland METRO San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward MISSION June 29, 1776 INCORPORATED April 15, 1850 FOUNDED BY José Joaquin Moraga Francisco Palóu NAMED FOR St. Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor-council • BODY Board of Supervisors • MAYOR Edwin M
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Portland, Oregon
PORTLAND (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/ ) is the largest city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Oregon
Oregon
and the seat of Multnomah County . It is a major port in the Willamette Valley
Willamette Valley
region of the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 639,863 in 2016, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
. Approximately 2,424,955 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA ), the 25th most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area
Combined Statistical Area
(CSA) ranks 18th with a population of 3,160,488
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Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Tennessee
Tennessee
, with a population of 176,588 in 2015. The fourth-largest Tennessee
Tennessee
city, it is the seat of Hamilton County . Located in southeastern Tennessee
Tennessee
in East Tennessee
Tennessee
, on the Tennessee
Tennessee
River , served by multiple railroads and Interstate highways , Chattanooga is a transit hub. Chattanooga lies 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
, 120 miles (190 km) southwest of Knoxville, Tennessee
Tennessee
, 135 miles (217 km) southeast of Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee
, 120 miles (190 km) northeast of Huntsville, Alabama
Alabama
, and 148 miles (238 km) northeast of Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

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Knoxville, Tennessee
KNOXVILLE is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Tennessee
Tennessee
, and the county seat of Knox County . The city had an estimated population of 186,239 in 2016 and a population of 178,874 as of the 2010 census , making it the state's third largest city after Nashville and Memphis . Knoxville
Knoxville
is the principal city of the Knoxville
Knoxville
Metropolitan Statistical Area , which, in 2016, was 868,546, up 0.9 percent, or 7,377 people, from to 2015. The KMSA is, in turn, the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2013, had a population of 1,096,961. First settled in 1786, Knoxville
Knoxville
was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century. The arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York
York
(Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland
New Netherland
Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Pittsburgh
Allegheny ------------------------- HISTORIC EMPIRES France
France
Great Britain HISTORIC COLONIES New France
New France
Quebec
Quebec
Virginia FOUNDED November 27, 1758 MUNICIPAL INCORPORATION April 16, 1771 (Township) April 22, 1794 (Borough) March 18, 1816 (City) FOUNDED BY George Washington
George Washington
, General John Forbes
General John Forbes
NAMED FOR "The Great Commoner": Prime Minister William Pitt GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor-Council • MAYOR Bill Peduto (D ) • CITY COUNCIL Councilmembers * Darlene Harris * Theresa Kail-Smith * Bruce Kraus (President) * Natalia Rudiak * Corey O\'Connor * Daniel Lavelle * Deborah Gross * Dan Gilman * Rev
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Timothy Thomas Fortune
TIMOTHY THOMAS FORTUNE (October 3, 1856 – June 2, 1928) was an orator, civil rights leader, journalist, writer, editor and publisher. He was the highly influential editor of the nation's leading black newspaper The New York Age and was the leading economist in the black community. He was a long-time adviser to Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
and the ghost writer, and the editor of Washington's first autobiography, The Story of My Life and Work. Fortune’s philosophy of militant agitation on behalf of the rights of black people laid one of the foundations of the Civil Rights Movement . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 New York journalist * 3 Negro World
Negro World
* 4 Later life * 5 References * 6 Sources * 6.1 Primary sources * 7 External links EARLY LIFEHe was born into slavery in Marianna , Jackson County , Florida, to Emanuel and Sarah Jane Fortune
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