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AME Church Celebrates Bicentennial at 50th Quadrennial Conference in Philadelphia

By Zenitha Prince

 

vIsion MR national AME Church Celebrates Bicentennial at 50th Quadrennial Conference in Philadelphia - bishopbryant3(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Two centuries ago, former Delaware slave Richard Allen and other Black worshippers formed the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, fleeing discrimination in the segregated Methodist Church.

Today, the AME Church has membership in 20 Episcopal Districts in 39 countries on five continents. And, from July 6-13, thousands of those AME congregants returned to the birthplace of their denomination to celebrate its bicentennial during the 50th Quadrennial Session of the church’s general conference.

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