• Robin Foster

The 1953 The Episcopal Voice and Conference Calendar of Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church


The Episcopal Voice and Conference Calendar of Seventh Episcopal District of the African American Episcopal Church, 1953, Rt. Rev. Frank Madison Reid, Presiding Bishop, Owner: Sonya Hodges-Grantham



I have never seen or heard of The Episcopal Voice and Conference Calendar of Seventh Episcopal District of the African American Episcopal Church for the year of 1953 or for any other year. Sonya Hodges-Grantham briefly showed it to me. I am always eager to learn about the AME Church because my mother and her family were AME members in South Carolina. My great grandfather was the oldest presiding elder when he died in 1952.


I found out that according to WorldCat.org it is listed as a journal or magazine or conference calendar or periodical created by African Methodist Episcopal Church of the Seventh Episcopal District.


You can find access to several issues at the Columbia South Caroliniana Graniteville Room. They have issues from 1952-1954,1957, and 1960-1961, but you need to give them advanced notice to see them. It is on the catalog under The Episcopal voice and conference calendar of South Carolina.



The Episcopal Voice and Conference Calendar of Seventh Episcopal District of the African American Episcopal Church, 1953, Rt. Rev. Frank Madison Reid, Presiding Bishop, Owner: Sonya Hodges-Grantham


The presiding elders are listed one page. I noticed two names right away. They are the husbands of two of my great grandfather's children.


Rev. R. I. Lemon

243 Ashley Avenue

Charleston, SC

He was the husband of Virginia Vance Lemon.


I. O. Simmons

Lexington, SC

He was the husband of Laura Vance Simmons


I am thankful to Sonya for showing this periodical to me. I had never seen one before now.

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