1863 : Olympia Brown, First Female Minister with Full Ecclesiastical Authority

June 25, 2024 all-day

Kalamazoo native Olympia Brown became the country’s first female minister with full ecclesiatical authority on this day.

Sources :

Michigan History, May/June 2014, p.7.

For a longer account, see Laurie Carter Noble, “Olympia Brown : She Dared to Dream”, Michigan History, March/April 2016, pp.31-36.

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