Center for Women's History
Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!
Major support for Women and the American Story provided by
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Lead support for New-York Historical's teacher programs provided by
Jarena Lee,1849. Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee: giving an account of her call to preach the gospel, frontispiece. Engraving. New-York Historical Society Library, CT.L4784 A3 1849.
A free black woman, born in New Jersey, Lee fought for and won the right to preach during the Second Great Awakening. She became the first African American woman preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.