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March 16

Parliament of World Religions, 1893

Parliament of World Religions, 1893

1847 – Edwin Sweetser was born in Wakefield, Masachusetts. He was president of the Universalist General Convention from 1886 to 1887 and trustee from 1887 to 1903. He ordained the first African-American to the Universalist ministry in 1889. He was also a speaker at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago. He died in 1929.

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