Lemuel Haynes

Lemuel Haynes

Lemuel Haynes (1753–1833) was a Reformed minister and theologian from West Hartford, Connecticut. Born to an unknown white woman and African American man, he spent the first twenty years of his life as an indentured servant. In 1780, Haynes became the first African American preacher ordained in the United States and received an honorary Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College.

Lemuel Haynes

Lemuel Haynes (1753–1833) was a Reformed minister and theologian from West Hartford, Connecticut. Born to an unknown white woman and African American man, he spent the first twenty years of his life as an indentured servant. In 1780, Haynes became the first African American preacher ordained in the United States and received an honorary Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College.

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