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Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland James A. Healy, who served in that post from 1875-1900.
Healy was the first African-American Catholic bishop in the United States. His father was a native of Ireland and his mother had both black and white ancestry.
Healy was known as the Children's Bishop for his work with children and widows.
About This Item
- Title: James A. Healy, Portland, ca. 1885
- Creator: Lamson, Portland
- Creation Date: circa 1885
- Subject Date: circa 1885
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Print from glass negative
- Local Code: Photographs--People--Healy
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- African American clergy--Maine
- Catholic Church--Bishops
- Healy, James Augustine, 1830-1900--Portrait photographs
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