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African Methodist Episcopal Church,

Methodist denomination (see MethodismMethodism,
the doctrines, polity, and worship of those Protestant Christian denominations that have developed from the movement started in England by the teaching of John Wesley.
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). It was established in 1816 in Philadelphia with Richard AllenAllen, Richard,
1760–1831, American clergyman, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was born a slave in Philadelphia and purchased his freedom. He became pastor of a black group that had seceded from the Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
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 as its first bishop. In 1991 there were about 3.5 million members in the United States.
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The history of the Clinton African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts--Du Bois' home town--moves through such stages as founding and early years 1860s-1880s, declines and revivals of the early 20th century, 1930s and 1940s: Depression and war, and grandma's church promoting African American history.
From her experience as a child in the Nation of Islam and then the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Guiles is now an ordained minister in the non-denominational church.
Instead, my path was to follow a supernatural walk with God." From her experience as a child in the Nation of Islam and then the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Guiles is now an ordained minister in the non-denominational church.
Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church became the lead plaintiff in the case when in 1950, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People asked a group of African-American parents to attempt to enroll their children in all-white schools. 
16 (1870) Hiram Rhodes Revels-a politician, a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first President of what is now Alcorn State University, and also who represented Mississippi in Washington, D.C.

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