Cullen, Frederick Asbury
Frederick Asbury Cullen was born c. 1868 in Somerset County, Maryland. He was educated in Somerset County public schools and at Maryland State Normal School (later Towson University); he studied theology at Morgan College (1901). Cullen was converted to Christianity at Sharp Street Methodist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, in September 1894; he was ordained as a minister in Delaware County, Maryland, in 1900. He served as minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Catlin, Maryland (1900 – 1902) and of Salem Methodist Episcopal Church (later Salem United Methodist) in Harlem (1902 – 1944). He served as president of the Harlem branch of the NAACP and helped organize the National Urban League (1910). Cullen died 25 May 1946.
Powers, Peter Kelly, "Cullen, Frederick Asbury" (2004). English Faculty Scholarship. 27.
Originally published as:
“Cullen, Frederick Asbury.” Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Cary D. Wintz, and Paul Finkelman, Taylor & Francis Group, 2004. Vol I. 271-73.