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Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
1. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.
Bicentennal
Historical Marker
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Charleston, South Carolina


Commemorating the unique ministry of South Carolina born bishops, elected in the first century of the Connection- Morris Brown, Daniel A. Payne, Henry M. Turner, Moses B. Salter, William D. Chappelle, William W. Beckett, with special recognition to Payne and Turner, two of the Bicentennial "Four Horsemen of the Liberation Church." Also remembering the 1822 Martyrdom of Denmark Vesey in Charleston, S.C., where he settled following the purchase of his own freedom, and became a lay reader in the A.M.E. Church, pastored by Morris Brown. He was born in the Caribbean.
Dedicated December 12, 1987
Chairman Bicentennial Bishop V.R. Anderson
Vice Chairman, Bishop J.H. Adams, Bishop R.E. Stokes
Secty. Rev. T.T.Thompson, Treas, Dr. J.C. McKinney


    Active Bishops: Henry W. Murph, John H. Adams, Richard A. Hilderbrand, Samuel S. Morris, Frederick H. Talbot, H. Hartford Brookins, Vinton R. Anderson, Frederick C. James, Frank M. Reid, Jr., Frank C. Cummings, Philip R. Cousin, Donald G. Ming, Rembert E. Stokes, Cornelius E. Thomas, James H. Mayo, Harold B. Senatle, Robert L. Pruitt, Henry A. Berlin, Vernon
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church with Marker, at left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
2. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church with Marker, at left
R. Byrd.
Retired: D. Ward Nichols, H. Thomas Primm, Ernest L. Hickman, Harrison J. Bryant, Herold I. Bearden, Hubert N. Robinson.    John E. Hunter died January 1985.
 
Erected by African Methodist Episcopal Church.
 
Location. 32° 47.241′ N, 79° 55.981′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Calhoun Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emanuel A.M.E. Church (here, next to this marker); Emanuel AME Church (here, next to this marker); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Wade Hampton Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wragg Square (about 700 feet away); 14 George Street (about 700 feet away); Calhoun (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Joseph Manigault House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. The African American Lectionary, III. Biographical Reflection—Denmark Vesey. the founding of several African American-led congregations in Charleston—including the African Methodist
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 5, 2012
3. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Emanuel AME Church Medallion, added 1970 - - #70000923
National Register of Historic Places:
Charleston Historic District
Emanuel AME Church
Episcopal Church of Charleston (organized in 1815, incorporated in 1818) under the leadership of the Rev. Morris Brown, a devotee of Rev. Richard Allen of Philadelphia, founder of the AME Church. As a founding member of the AME Church of Charleston, Vesey served as a lay preacher and class leader, hosting small groups in his home for study and exhortation. (Submitted on January 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. It Happened in South Carolina By J. Michael McLaughlin, Lee Davis Todman, Page 53. Denmark Vesey : Martyr of Slavery ...Personal servant to sea Capt. Joseph Vesey...learned to read and write... won lottery, and bought freedom... organized a failed slave revolt, with 35 others was hanged in July 1822 (Submitted on January 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. The Post and Courier - Sep 30, 1996, pages 4-5B. Traitor, Patriot, Martyr, Murderer- Denmark Vesey (Submitted on January 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

4. ExecutedToday.com. July 2,1822: The audacious Denmark Vesey On this date in 1822, white South Carolinians hanged the most terrifying slave insurrectionary who never rose — and breathed a sigh of relief as they clamped the shackles ever tighter upon their groaning servile class. (Submitted on January 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church seen at 110 Calhoun Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
4. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church seen at 110 Calhoun Street
 
 
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