Bishop Kelly Is Featured in GCORR Story for Black History Month

February 09, 2012

In celebration of February as Black History Month, the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) has uploaded a story to its website, History Is Now, that features retired Bishop Leontine C. Kelly of the California-Nevada Annual Conference.

Kelly was the first African-American woman to be elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church – or of any mainline denomination. Now 92, she resides in Oakland.
Henri Giles' story also features profiles of Dr. Kenneth Williams of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Dr. Walter Kimbrough of Little Rock, Arkansas, author Michelle Alexander, and the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.