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|Varying Form of Title:||History Makers video oral history with Bishop Barbara Harris|
Bishop Barbara Harris
|Other authors / contributors:||Harris, Barbara C. (Barbara Clementine), interviewee.|
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Burghelea, Neculai, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
|Digital file characteristics:||video file|
|Notes:||Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.|
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Foxboro, Massachusetts 2007 February 12.
|Summary:||Bishop Barbara Clementine Harris was born on June 12, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1948 and attended the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Journalism. Harris also studied at Villanova University and the Episcopal Divinity School. In 1958, she became the president of Joseph Baker and Associates, a black-owned public relations firm. Harris was a member of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, Union of Black Episcopalians, and the Pennsylvania Prison Society. She volunteered with Delta Ministries in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1964. Harris was ordained in 1980 and served as priest of St. Augustine of Hippo Church and chaplain of Philadelphia County Prison. In 1984, she was appointed executive director of the Episcopal Church Publishing Company. Harris became the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion when she was ordained the Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in 1989.|