Mar 30, 2017Absalom Jones Celebration at St. Augustine’s, Kansas City

Absalom Jones Celebration at St. Augustine’s, Kansas City

Photographs: Gary Zumwalt Two-minute read.   Resources
Photograph of the Absalom Jones Celebration held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, on February 13, 2017. Image credit: Gary Zumwalt

Absalom Jones was born a slave in 1746 in Delaware, he was the first person of African descent to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church.

The celebration included liturgical dance and African drumming by the Traditional Music Society of Kansas City.

Gary Zumwalt is a member of the Church of the Ressurection, Blue Springs. He volunteers his time and talents to document diocesan events in pictures.


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