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First female AME preacher, Jarena Lee, is buried here.

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First female AME preacher, Jarena Lee, is buried here.

Jarena Lee, 1783- c. 1855, is buried in the cemetery of this church. She was the first AME female preacher and the first African American woman to publish an autobiography. I believe she had preached at this church. There is quite a bit about her on the Web, and there is a real plaque on her in front of the church. I first heard about her yesterday on the Joe Madison Show on Sirius' Urban View, as yesterday marked her birth in 1783.

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Location: Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church , 306 Warwick Road , Formerly Mt. Snow AME Church, Lawnside, New Jersey, 08045, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Cemeteries, Graves, Burial Grounds, Churches, Cathedrals, Mosques, Synagogues, Temples, History, Inspirational, Role Model, Literature, Plaques, Markers (real ones)
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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