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Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
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By Joel S., June 29, 2010
1. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1839 a group of black Detroit citizens formed the Colored Methodist Society, which became the core of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The group held meetings in a hall which was donated by the Detroit Common Council. The Society moved several times, before a church was built on Lafayette in the 1840s. In 1841 the church assumed its present name and organization. From its inception, the church served in a number of ways; it has provided a school for black children, an agency to assist southern migrants, and a bureau for labor and housing. Today the church remains a focal point for community social services.
 
Erected 1976 by Detroit Historical Department. (Marker Number L388.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪, and the Michigan Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 42° 21.617′ N, 83° 
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By Joel S., June 29, 2010
2. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
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3.402′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Warren Avenue East 0.1 miles west of Interstate 75, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5050 Saint Antoine, Detroit, Michigan, Detroit MI 48202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scarab Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Detroit Association of Women's Clubs (approx. 0.3 miles away); International Institute Of Detroit / International Institute Of Metropolitan Detroit (approx. 0.4 miles away); Omega Psi Phi (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis College of Business (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); First Congregational Church of Detroit (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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