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The former African-American annual conferences

 


The former African-American annual conferences

Sept. 2, 2004

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Charles Golden was elected a bishop in the Central Jurisdiction in 1960.

A UMNS Report
By Pamela Crosby*

In 1939, when the Central Jurisdiction was formed, African-American annual conferences were established in four areas. A fifth area was formed in 1960 and lasted until the Central Jurisdiction was abolished in 1968.

Central Jurisdiction Conferences 1939-1960

Atlantic Coast Area

  • Central Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

Baltimore Area

  • Delaware
  • Washington
  • East Tennessee
  • North Carolina

New Orleans Area

  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Texas
  • Upper Mississippi
  • West Texas

St. Louis Area

  • Central West
  • Lexington
  • Southwest
  • Tennessee

Central Jurisdiction Conferences 1960-68

Atlantic Coast Area

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

Baltimore Area

  • Delaware
  • North Carolina
  • Washington

Nashville-Birmingham Area

  • Central Alabama
  • East Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Upper Mississippi

New Orleans Area

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • West Texas

St. Louis Area

  • Central West
  • Lexington
  • Southwest

*Crosby is a freelance writer, video producer and consultant in Nashville, Tenn.

News media contact: Kathy L. Gilbert, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5470 or newsdesk@umcom.org.

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