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By Piktochart

Bishop Turner was an intrepid traveler. As an itinerant AME preacher, he moved from church to church, and, as a bishop, he travelled to inspect various AME schools. He also traveled overseas to build churches and establish church conferences. He attended a great number of church and secular conferences. The archives provide rich and detailed records of his mobility. The women featured in this exhibit who were connected to Turner were far less mobile. Though some nineteenth-century African American preaching women traveled all over the country and even internationally, most women were not so fortunate. Men like Turner were able to create opportunities for expression and connection while most women, facing familial responsibilities and gendered limitations, did not.