Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 522

Price Realized: $ 420
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
(RELIGION--AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.) Drill Corps, Salome Temple No 93, S. M. T., Aug 8, 1926. Gelatin silver print photograph, 11 x 14 inches, stamps of Harry C. Jackson on the reverse. Detroit, 1926

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This very militant group is posed in front of Detroit's A. M. E. Bethel Church, one of the city's earliest black congregations. In 1839 a group of 50 black citizens of Detroit formed together as the Colored Methodist Society. After a period of growth and discussion, the members of the Society decided to associate themselves with African Methodism. On May 10, 1841, the congregation organized itself as Bethel African Methodist Church. Some years later, on July 30, 1849, the church was formally incorporated.