“An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist”

“An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist”

Collection ID

PBK.003100

Type

Printed Book

Date

1893

Geography

United States

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

7.8 × 5.7 × 1.3 in. (19.9 × 14.5 × 3.3 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


Amanda Berry Smith (1837–1915) was born into slavery in Maryland. Her father purchased her freedom, who worked extra jobs to buy freedom for him and his family. In 1862, Smith married James Smith, an ordained deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. After her husband’s death, Smith started traveling, becoming a popular speaker at churches and camp meetings. In 1878, she traveled to England and on to India and later Africa as a missionary, advancing women’s role in the ministry, especially in the AME and Methodist Churches. This first edition is in the original burgundy cloth binding with a gilt picture of Smith on the front cover.

Published in 1893 by The Christian Witness Co., Chicago, Illinois. Acquired by an unknown owner; Purchased in 2018 by Dr. Ted Steinbock, Louisville, Kentucky;[1] Privately purchased in 2020 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Dr. Steinbock purchased this book through AbeBooks.com

description

Amanda Berry Smith (1837–1915) was born into slavery in Maryland. Her father purchased her freedom, who worked extra jobs to buy freedom for him and his family. In 1862, Smith married James Smith, an ordained deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. After her husband’s death, Smith started traveling, becoming a popular speaker at churches and camp meetings. In 1878, she traveled to England and on to India and later Africa as a missionary, advancing women’s role in the ministry, especially in the AME and Methodist Churches. This first edition is in the original burgundy cloth binding with a gilt picture of Smith on the front cover.


provenance

Published in 1893 by The Christian Witness Co., Chicago, Illinois. Acquired by an unknown owner; Purchased in 2018 by Dr. Ted Steinbock, Louisville, Kentucky;[1] Privately purchased in 2020 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Dr. Steinbock purchased this book through AbeBooks.com


Museum of the Bible

400 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024
(866) 430-MOTB

Get Museum Tickets

Questions about our Collections?

Visit Contact Us Page
(866) 430-MOTB


To acquire permission to use this image, please visit our Rights and Reproduction page.