[Conversation with Henry Mitchell and Bishop Barrow]

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Barrow, Bishop Visit in Barbados

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Henry and Ella Mitchell have a conversation with Bishop Barrow. In the conversation Bishop Barrow discusses his education at Morris Brown College and the reason he left the African Methodist Episcopal church for the African Orthodox church.

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00:00:05 Audio begins with conversation between Henry Mitchell and other unidentified men and women.

00:02:30 Bishop Barrow talks about education at Morris Brown College.

00:04:16 Talks about reason he left the AME church for African Orthodox church.

00:05:57 Henry Mitchell asks question about how the Bishop’s church grew so rapidly.

00:11:29 Bishop Barrow talks about being called a nigger by a white Bishop.

00:16:25 Henry Mitchell ask question about Wes t Indians.

00:27:06 Bishop Barrow talks about Bishop Smith being killed Christmas eve in east New York.

00:32:13 Talks about his relationship with Rev. Best in Harlem and his four year imprisonment.

00:38:26 Talks about being the first Black man appointed as master of White high school.

00:46:45 Conversation cuts off.

00:46:47 Unidentified man speaks with Dr. Henry Mitchell’s voice in the background (sound is distorted).

00:49:42 Audio ends.


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