Amanda Berry Smith was a slave who was born in 1839. She inspired ample amount of women. Amanda Smith was known as a great and respected leader for women in public ministry. She encountered a religious transformation and joined the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She preached in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Amanda also preached in meetings of Methodists and Holiness teachings. She found it really hard to overcome gender bias because of her skin color and her being a woman herself. Amanda Berry Smith preached to black and white audiences, and she was known as a very popular speaker to both black and white audiences. Her only purpose was evangelism.