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Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Newman African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
1. Newman African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1861 the Reverend Augustus Green organized Oakland County’s first African American church. Services were held in homes, in a church basement and in a schoolhouse. In 1868 they incorporated as Newman African Methodist Episcopal Church, named for George Newman, a founding member. The congregation bought a church building on Auburn Avenue in 1872, worshipping there until 1961, when the city acquired the land for urban renewal. The present church was built in 1963. On July 12, 1920, the Newman Men’s Club established the Oakland County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Reverend J. A. Charleston, Newman’s pastor, served as the first president.
 
Erected 1996 by Michigan Historical Center, Department of State. (Marker Number L1965.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 42° 37.673′ N, 83° 17.664′ 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
2. Newman African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
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W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Brush Street near Bagley Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 Bagley St, Pontiac MI 48341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Versatile Vehicles (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Vincent de Paul Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pontiac's Coach Builders (approx. 0.6 miles away); Building Trucks In Pontiac (approx. 0.6 miles away); From Trail To Pavement (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outstanding Architecture (approx. 0.6 miles away); Parades and People-Watching (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
3. Newman African Methodist Episcopal Church
The Newman Church
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
4. Newman African Methodist Episcopal Church
Centennial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 15 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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