Established in Philadelphia in the 1700s by Richard Allen, the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church to expand on a national level in the United States. Noted for its long list of members who were outstanding leaders in the African-American community, the AME church established as its serial publication the only black newspaper that predates the Civil War, now known as The Christian Recorder.
These extensive records of the first AME church detail the establishment and daily operation of the church. The collection also contains committee meeting minutes, records of marriages and baptisms, financial records, receipts, lists of church officers, class roll books, records of committee activities, and other items.
Number of reels: 8
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