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St. James A.M.E. Church cornerstone
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Allen, Jeff
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 the cornerstone of St. James A.M.E. Church, located at 655 W. 70th St. Verso on photo states that this church was formerly known as Immanuel Lutheran Church (as seen by this cornerstone), but it does not list when it acquired its current name. Photo dated: November 2005.
1 photographic print :color ;11 x 16 cm.
Photographic prints
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
St. James A.M.E. Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
African American churches--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs

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