Stines, (Rev. Canon) Henri Alexandre. Papers

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Stines, (Rev. Canon) Henri Alexandre. Papers


  • 1944-1995 (Creation)


1.8 cu.ft. (5 boxes)

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The Rev. Canon Henri Alexandre Stines, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on October 29, 1923, was a dynamic and formidable preacher, parish builder, multilingual liturgist, and proponent of racial equality and nonviolence during the Civil Rights era. Through his direct ministry in urban congregations such as Grace Episcopal Church in Detroit, Church of the Atonement in Washington, DC., and Trinity Episcopal Church on the south side of Chicago, Stines was an outspoken critic of racism and sexism in the Episcopal Church. From 1964 to 1966 he served as a director for the Episcopal Society of Cultural and Racial Unity (ESCRU).

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The Stines Papers include correspondence, sermons, printed material, legal documents, and photographs that document Fr. Stines' ministerial work building multiracial and black Episcopal parishes, his promotion of racial equality in the South through the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity (ESCRU), and issues of racism and sexism in the Episcopal Church. Other personal interests and experience in ministry are also found in the archive.


Correspondence, 1944-1995
Addresses, Services, and Sermons, 1952-1994
Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity (ESCRU), 1963-1995
Resource Material, 1963-1991
Personal and Biographical Records, 1960-1995

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  • English

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