Feb 24, 2022Black History Month, Week Three. The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris

Black History Month, Week Three. The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris

Stephanie Hasty Five-minute video.   Resources

This is the third in the 2022 series of four weekly videos remembering key African American figures in the Episcopal Church and beyond. A new video will be published each Thursday for four weeks from February 10, 2022.

The Rt. Rev. Barbara Clementine Harris (June 12, 1930 – March 13, 2020) was the first woman consecrated a bishop in the Anglican Communion. She was elected suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, on September 24, 1988, and was consecrated on February 11, 1989. Eight thousand people attended the service, which was held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She served in the role of suffragan bishop for 13 years, retiring in 2003.


Watch the video by clicking/tapping on the image above, or you can view it on YouTube.

The complete series

February 10, 2022The Rev. George Freeman Bragg. Commentary by the Rev. Galen Snodgrass
February 17, 2022The Rev. Dr. Harold Lewis. Commentary by the Rev. Ted Estes
February 24, 2022The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris. Commentary by Stephanie Hasty
March 3, 2022Allan Rohan Crite. Commentary by the Rev. Chas Marks

Stephanie Hasty is a member of the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission.

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