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Rev. Florence Spearing Randolph

Trailblazer: Florence Spearing Randolph

By David Wildstein, February 09 2020 5:14 pm

Rev. Florence Spearing Randolph (1866-1951) founded the New Jersey Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs in 1915 and served as president until 1927.

Randolph also served on the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association executive board and played a pivotal role in securing support for the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

She was the first African American woman to become a student at Drew University and among the first women to be ordained as a pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.  She built her own church in Summit in 1925.

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One thought on “Trailblazer: Florence Spearing Randolph

  1. David, Take a peek at “Black Women’s Christian Activism: The Struggle for Social Justice in a Northern Suburb” for a closer look at African American women in New Jersey electoral politics. You will be enlightened.

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