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Revolutionary Roots In The AME Church

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Imagine what courage it took for that band of Black brothers and sisters to get up and walk out of St George’s Methodist Episcopal Church in 1787.  It took guts, bravery and wisdom, not knowing what would happen next.  But their faith intervened, and from that day forward the Free African Society would plant roots into great denominations like mine, The African Methodist Episcopal Church…AME.

I have been a member of the AME Church my entire life.  My family’s heritage goes back 150 years in this church with two ancestral Bishops whose pictures hang on the wall of our Mother Bethel Church in Philadelphia.  

In light of the recent events at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina and the historic eulogy delivered by President Barack Obama, we’ll bring you the highlights of a church that dates back to the early years of the American journey.