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Black History Program

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Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

Reverend Kenneth JamesCordially invites you to its Black History Program

Saturday, February 25, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 PM

549 Clarissa Street, Rochester, New York 14608

“We’re Marching to Zion”

From Reverend Thomas James to Reverend Kenneth James

Our program will highlight the deep history of Reverend Thomas James, the founder of Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and Susan B. Anthony. Founded in 1827, the early church edifice was connected to the Underground Railroad in Rochester, New York.

Harriet Tubman is credited with leading hundreds of Negro slaves to freedom. Susan B. Anthony gave one of her last public appearances at the church and abolitionist Frederick Douglass edited his “North Star” newspaper from presses in the basement. The founder’s dream and new visions for Memorial A.M.E. Zion continues under the leadership of Reverend Kenneth James.

Black History Program Highlights

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Reginal D. Broadnax – currently an Associate Professor of Philisophical Theology at Hood Theological Seminary and the author of The Category of Freedom in the Thought of Charles Hartshorne.”

Re-enactment performances include: Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and many more.

Appearances by: Harriet Tubman’s great nieces.

Musical selections and Old Negro Spirituals

For more information call 585 546-5997