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EMBRY, James Crawford, clergyman, born in Knox County, Indiana, 2 November 1834. He is of African descent, and was brought up on a farm. He was admitted to the ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1868, was elected by the general conference of his Church in 1876 to be secretary of education, and chosen also financial secretary in 1878. He was a member of the Methodist ecumenical conference at London in 1881, and of the Baltimore centennial conference of 1884. In the latter year he was made general manager of the publishing department of his Church. He is the author of " Condition and Prospects of the Colored American " (Kansas City, Mo.).
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