Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, Elsinboro, New Jersey (1754- )

Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Elsinboro, New Jersey, is the oldest African American church in the state. It is also the oldest continuously operating black church in the United States. The church was officially founded in 1754 by Rueben Cuff, the son … Read MoreMt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, Elsinboro, New Jersey (1754- )

Archibald J. Carey Sr. (1868-1931)

Rev. Archibald Carey, Sr. a political activist, writer, orator, and religious leader, used his talents to help Chicago’s African American community. Carey was a minister for African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Churches in Georgia, Florida and finally, Chicago. Archibald James Carey Sr. was born in Atlanta, … Read MoreArchibald J. Carey Sr. (1868-1931)

Daniel Alexander Payne (1811-1893)

Born on February 24, 1811 to free Black parents London and Martha Payne in Charleston, South Carolina, Daniel Alexander Payne would become a Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, President of Wilberforce University, abolitionist, educator, and historian. When Payne was four his father … Read MoreDaniel Alexander Payne (1811-1893)