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Bishops of the A.M.E. Church by Library Company of Philadelphia

Commemorative print commissioned by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, in commemoration of the nation’s centennial and the church’s 160th anniversary. Contains a central portrait of First Bishop Richard Allen surrounded by portaits of ten church bishops and six titled vignettes depicting important events, sites, and symbols in the history of the church. Bishops portrayed are: Morris Brown; William Paul Quinn; Daniel A. Payne; Jabez A. Campbell; Thomas M.D. Ward; John M. Brown; James A. Shorter; Alexander W. Wayman; Willis Nazrey; and Edward Waters. P.9508

Engraving, c. 1876

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Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Philada. by Library Company of Philadelphia

Exterior view of the rough cast second edifice of the African American church at 125 South 6th Street. Pedestrians and church attendees, predominately women, stroll the sidewalk and enter the house of worship adorned with a simple stone tablet inscribed, "Bethel Church." Known as "Mother Bethel," the church was formed from black congregants discriminated against by the Methodist Episcopal Church. The 1805 building, the site of the first convention of the Unified African Methodist Episcopal Church, stood until 1841 when a third building was erected on the site. W26 [7500.F]

William L. Breton, lithograph, 1829.

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