History Detectives

Universal Friends

Clip: Season 8 Episode 11 | 17m 41s

Our contributor has inherited a most unusual document. The yellow, three-page record dates 1791 and reads, "Act of Incorporation of the Universal Friends." The Universal Friends were an early, controversial religious group with a woman leader named Jemima Wilkinson, the first religion founded by an American born woman. Gwen Wright unravels the mysteries of this short-lived religious community.

Aired: 09/05/10

Rating: TV-G

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