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dc.contributor.authorSampson, Cheryl
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T20:46:36Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T20:46:36Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/4187
dc.description.abstractRochester’s African Methodist Episcopal Church Zion An empty church building stands on Favor Street in Rochester, New York. A for-sale sign stands in the yard. The grass is overgrown. A tall fence surrounds the property to fend off any would-be trespassers. This building was the third edifice of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church, originally built on this same location in 1830. The city wanted to build an expressway in the 1970s so the church membership moved to a different location less than a mile away. There is nothing spectacular about the building’s architecture. Its significance lies in the people who spoke there. Rev. Thomas James, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Hester Jeffrey all spoke in its pulpit for abolition or women’s suffrage in the nineteenth century. Its significance also lies in the activities that occurred within its walls. Douglass published the first few issues of The North Star in its basement. James published The Rights of Man there. African American men, women, and children learned to read and survive as free people in its hallowed walls. The noteworthy people turn an ordinary building into one of great import in the City of Rochester.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMcNair
dc.subjectAfrican American
dc.subjectChurch
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectAbolition
dc.subjectNineteenth Century
dc.subjectAfrican Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
dc.subjectAme Zion
dc.subjectRochester
dc.subjectNew York
dc.subjectReform Movements
dc.subjectBurned Over District
dc.subjectRev. Thomas James
dc.subjectAmerican Missionary Society
dc.subjectAmistad
dc.subjectCanajoharie
dc.subjectAustin Steward
dc.subjectFrederick Douglass
dc.subjectLewis Tappan
dc.subjectNew Bedford
dc.subjectMassachusetts
dc.subjectMt. Hope Cemetery
dc.subjectAnti-Slavery
dc.subjectRights Of Man
dc.subjectErie Canal
dc.subjectLockport
dc.subjectHarriett Tubman
dc.subjectSusan B. Anthony
dc.subjectJudge Ashley Sampson
dc.titleReverend Thomas James and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T20:46:36Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitlePosters@Research Events
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport


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