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Farrow, Lucy
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Early Pentecostal pastor, evangelist, and missionary who played a key part in the birth of the Azusa Street revival. Born in 1851 in Norfolk, Virginia, Lucy Farrow was allegedly a mulatto daughter of a white slave owner and slave woman, and was either born a slave or sold into it after her father died. Farrow is also claimed to be the niece of the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. By 1871 she had relocated to Mississippi, and by 1890 she had moved on to Houston, Texas. At this point she wa…

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Stephenson, Lisa P., “Farrow, Lucy”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019

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