Bishop Primo was first
to serve in many areas: the first president of the National Union
of Black Episcopalians; the first black bishop of Chicago; the first
bishop to ordain women priests in that diocese; and the first black
Episcopal bishop in the Diocese of Delaware.
As he rose through the Episcopal ranks, Bishop Primo was determined
his would be a ministry of inclusion. He welcomed women to the priesthood
and defended a fellow bishop who ordained a non-celibate gay man.
Bishop Primo held leadership roles in the New York's State NAACP
and Commission for Human Rights. He championed the cause of peace,
social justice, race relations and reconciliation, always striving
to end racism in all parts of life.
Quintin E. Primo, Jr. was a priest, bishop, patriarch, activist,
leader, friend, husband, father and grandfather... an incredible