African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church,

Methodist denomination. It was founded in 1796 by black members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City and was organized as a national body in 1821. The church operates in the United States, Africa, South America, and the West Indies and maintains Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. The U.S. membership of the church in 1998 was about 1.2 million, making it one of the largest African Methodist bodies.


See D. H. Bradley, A History of the A.M.E. Zion Church (2 vol., 1956–70).

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Clyde Talley of Belmont AME Zion Church said he anticipates many of the pastors will raise this issue with their congregations.
Besides taking summer classes, Brown is an active member and usher at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in Sumter and a member of Sumter's Mary McLeod Bethune chapter of the National Council of Negro Women.
Besides African American delegates representing the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention and the Foreign Missionary Society of the AME Zion Church, two African Americans were present as part of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The AME Zion Church provided the same opportunity for their members four years later.
It is a mistake, for example, to take at face value the claims of the AME Zion Church that Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth were "great AMEZ orators" (114) when recent biographers of Douglass and Truth have demonstrated their wide range of religious commitments, of which the AMEZ Church is probably not the most important.
During the "nadir," Tubman devoted her energies to a variety of black self-help projects, racial politics, and Progressive era reform, including charity work for poor black children, activities with the National Association of Colored Women, activism within the AME Zion Church, and the creation of "a permanent social service institution" for impoverished black elders, which she named in honor of John Brown.
WHO: Members of United Steelworkers of America (USWA) Local 9482, along with representatives of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, the AME Zion Church and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
A Worcester Viewing will be held on Friday, March 27th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at Belmont AME Zion Church at 55 Illinois Street.
For God and Race also makes an important contribution to the general literature on African-American churches by focusing on the AME Zion Church, the history of which scholars all too often conflate with that of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC).
There are also sessions in Raleigh on Wednesday, December 4, at 2325 Garner Rd at Alpha Beta Omega Assembly House and on Thursday, December 5 at East Stonewall AME Zion Church at 1729 Griers Grove Rd.