Daniel Alexander Payne

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Daniel Alexander Payne
       Born 1811, first African American to receive a Lutheran theological education, integrated the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg during his study here 1835-1837. Went on to serve as a bishop in the AME Church and was president of Wilberforce University.

Bicentennial Worship Event

Photos from the Bicentennial Event

Brief Biographical Sketch by Nelson Strobert

Called the Rosa Parks of his day  Blog 

His Recollections of Seventy Years
    (Quoted in a September 2010 sermon )


Treatise of Domestic Education 

History of the A.M.E. Church

Strobert: "Daniel Alexander Payne: From Bachman to Valette" in Taproot, LTSS, p 77

Coming Soon:
Publication of Biography by Nelson Strobert