The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Blackwell, George Lincoln
BLACKWELL, George Lincoln, American author and bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church: b. Henderson, N. C., 2 July 1861. His parents were slaves. He was graduated from Livingstone College, Salisbury, N. C., in 1888, and from Boston University School of Theology 1892. He became dean of Livingstone College Theological School of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 1893-96, general agent of the denominational publishing house and editor 1896-1900; general secretary 1900-04, combined with missionary secretary (1904-08) and bishop 1908. He was the delegate of his Church to the Ecumenical Councils at London (1907) and at Toronto (1911). He is the author of ‘The Model Homestead’ (1893); ‘Cloaks for Sin’ (1904); ‘A Man Wanted’ (1907).