Conference of Church Workers (1906) at St. James’ Church, Baltimore.
A group portrait shows participants in the 1906 Conference of Church Workers Among the Colored People, an African American Episcopal organization that advocated for the appointment of more black bishops. The conference was held at Saint James African Episcopal Church in Baltimore.
This photograph served as the frontispiece for the Reverend George Freeman Bragg's The First Negro Priest on Southern Soil (1909), a book about the founding of that African American church. The author was serving as rector at the time.
Citation: The First Negro Priest on Southern Soil, BX5967 .B8 1909, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.