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Title supplied by cataloger. The African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E. church) was the first African-American organized and incorporated denomination in the U.S. The church, born in protest against slavery and against dehumanization of African people that were brought to the American continent as free labor, has been one of the forerunners of education within the African-American Community. The A.M.E. church estimates approximately 5,000,000 members worldwide, 9,000 ministers, and 7,000 congregations in more than 30 nations. Close-up view of a black plaque for St. James A.M.E. Church, located at 655 W. 70th St. The plaque reads: "Saint James A.M.E. Church. February 14, 1971. Trustees Harold C. Morris; David Buckner; Costella Allen; Herman Allen; Josephine Graham; Curtis Richardson; Laurence Kelly; Re. Rev. Harrison J. Bryant, Pres. Bishop; Dr. X.C. Runyon, Pres. Elder; Rev. James E. Grant, Sr., Minister". Verso on photo states that this church was formerly known as Immanuel Lutheran Church. Photo dated: November 2005.
1 photographic print :col. ;11 x 16 cm. Photographic prints
00075710 Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; GPC_b84_f4_i33 CARL0000079522 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/120760
St. James A.M.E. Church (Los Angeles, Calif.) African American churches--California--Los Angeles Church buildings--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles) South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs