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Kentucky Colored Conference (Methodist Episcopal Church, South)

The Kentucky Colored Conference was the second colored conference to be formed within the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The members of the conference were Colored Methodists, many of whom attended churches that were led by former slave preachers. The first Kentucky Colored Conference was held November 20, 1868 in Hopkinsville, KY, with Bishop Holland N. McTyeire as the presiding bishop. The second conference was held in Winchester, KY, on October 13, 1869. The third and last conference was held in Louisville, KY, in 1870 at the Center Street Church, where Samuel G. Keas was pastor. It was in 1870 that the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church was formed and separated from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. For more see The History of the CME Church (Revised), by O.H. Lakey; and A History of Methodism, by H. N. McTyeire.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Center Street Colored Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church
NKAA Entry: Keas, Samuel G.
NKAA Source: The History of the CME Church (revised)
NKAA Source: A history of Methodism: comprising a view of the rise of this revival of spiritual religion in the first half of the eighteenth century, and of the principal agents by whom it was promoted in Europe and America; with some account of the doctrine and polit

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