magnifier
Image
magbottom
 
Absalom Jones, by Raphelle Peale, 1810
Close Window

  Oil on paper portrait of Absalom Jones wearing a black robe and a white collar.

Credit: Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Absalom Jones School, 1971.

A founder of the Free African Society, Absalom Jones in 1794 founded St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church, the first black Episcopal Church in the United States, then served as a deacon and its leader.

Back to Top