"Where is woman's place in the church" African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 23, Num. 1, "Woman's Work and Influence in the Church," Mrs. G. E. Taylor (Vol. 23, Issue 1, Page 20, July 1906.)
In this article, published in 1906, Mrs. G.E. Taylor argues for the leadership of women in the AME Church.
WHERE IS WOMAN'S PLACE IN THE CHURCH?
Can she maintain the dignity of her womanhood and hold any office in the church? May she enter the pulpit? All avenues of life are thrown open to-day to woman. There never was a time when she was more progressive and aggressive than she is to-day. Our women are destined to be among the leaders in the future, and they have it in their power to save the race. What are the women accomplishing in the line of church work? They are systematically organized for all kinds of church work and enterprises such as Foreign, Home and Mite Missionary Societies, Church Extension Circles, Deaconess' and Stewardess' Boards and other auxiliaries. Some are leading class and preaching the Gospel. The women are largely supporting the churches. The majority of our members are women. Where are the men? Since the women evidence such a willingness to work, let them work, and lend them encouragement. The future of the A. M. E. Church, to a large extent, is in the hands of our women.
Full text (The Ohio Historical Society: The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920)