Handbill advertising a punch card event at A.M.E. Zion Church Stony Brook
About the Project
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was established in 1821, when African American members of the congregation of John Street Methodist Church in Harlem, New York, left due to racial segregation. Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass were both members of the A.M.E. Zion Church, which served as a place of refuge on the Underground Railroad. Today, the church operates multiple churches, two junior colleges, and Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. The church has often been used as a gathering for friends and family. This handbill is an advertisement for a benefit event at the A.M.E. Zion Church in Stony Brook, New York. Help us transcribe and discover what activities they participated in.