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June 25

Olympia Brown

1863 – The St. Lawrence Association of Universalists ordained Olympia Brown making her the first woman in America ordained as a minister with full denominational authority. The Harvard Square Library collection includes both a short biography of Brown as well as a digital version of her autobiography.

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