The History of the Lumbee Conference Bookdating back to the late 1800’s

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The History of the Lumbee Conference Book

Rev. H. H. Lowrey, having obtained seniority among his colleagues, was accepted in the Methodist-Episcopal Church in 1893. His acquired leadership skills to govern a group of people and his competent ability to teach and preach the Word of God had proven his spiritual worth to his peers. But “non-whites” continued to be denied the full right to exercise their leadership skills and abilities. Indians and Blacks were not allowed to hold positions on the conference administrative level. Rev. H. H. Lowrey is quoted as having said: “If I am intelligent enough to write up conference reports, I am intelligent enough to present the reports to the conference.”