From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Young People's Congress, Youth Council of Kentucky (African Methodist Episcopal Church)

In 1926, Bishop R. C. Ransom combined the Sunday School and the AME League into an organization named Young People's Congress. The name was later changed to The Kentucky Congress of Youth. The first state meeting was held in the summer at St. Matthews AME Church in Midway, KY, and Rev. Charles Adams was elected president. In 1940, the name of the organization was changed to the ACE Youth Council of Kentucky and several other youth organizations were folded into the group; Bishop R. R. Wright had been assigned to the 13th Episcopal District and it was his goal to enlarge the work of the young people in his district. Annual meetings were held at Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University]. Miss Kathrine Chochran, of Quinn Chapel in Louisville, would become the first woman president of the state youth activities. For more see Young People's Congress, Youth Council of Kentucky on p.552 in The Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church compiled by Bishop R. R. Wright.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Woodford County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Franklin County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Jefferson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Midway, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Frankfort, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Louisville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

References

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, containing principally the biographies of the men and women, both ministers and laymen, whose labors ...

Social Bookmarking

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Young People's Congress, Youth Council of Kentucky (African Methodist Episcopal Church),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 11, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/2489.

Last modified: 2018-01-12 23:58:02