Truth and Reconciliation

From the Archives: Bishop Harry Lee Doll, Part I

November 22, 1963, the day of President John F. Kennedy assassination, is etched in the memory of our nation. But on the same day, the Right Rev. Harry Lee Doll was installed as the tenth diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, an event perhaps overshadowed by a national tragedy. Born on July 31, 1903 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the son of Harry Lee and Millicent Doll, the future bishop graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1921.

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From the Archives: African Americans and Trinity Church, Baltimore’s, Parish Register

Trinity Church in Baltimore was begun in 1804 in Fells Point and flourished for over thirty years until German families began moving into the area, and yellow fever epidemics decimated the congregation. The church building was sold to a German Lutheran congregation in 1836, but before that time Trinity’s rector, the Rev. Elisha Rattoone, had recorded the names of several African American persons he had married or baptized.

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