African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church (1821- )

The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is an historically African American Protestant denomination based in New York City, New York. Also known as the Freedom Church, the AMEZ was officially recognized in 1821, but the foundations for Zion’s founding began in the late 1700s. In 1796, due to … Read MoreAfrican Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church (1821- )

Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio (1824 – )

Early 19th Century African American Methodists in Cincinnati, Ohio initially worshipped at the local Methodist Episcopal churches, but were treated in a discriminatory manner. In response to this treatment Rev. James King and Rev. Phillip Brodie, after contacting leaders of the new AME Church denomination … Read MoreAllen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio (1824 – )

Columbus Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Boston, Massachusetts (1838- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” The Columbus Avenue African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church in Boston, Massachusetts is most famous as the site of the July 30, 1903 Boston Riot. Although it is not the oldest African American church in the state of Massachusetts, it represents … Read MoreColumbus Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Boston, Massachusetts (1838- )

Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia (1847- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church is the oldest African American church in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Like Wheat Street, First Congregational, and the King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, Bethel A.M.E. has been a religious, social, economic, and cultural pillar of the … Read MoreBig Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia (1847- )