African American Churches of Philadelphia, 1787-1949

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This document presents a detailed history of African American churches in Philadelphia, provides a description of what would make a particular African American church in Philadelphia eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, describes how to document African American churches in Philadelphia, and provides survey of historic African American churches in Philadelphia.

  • From Refuge to Strength: The Rise of the African American Church in Philadelphia, 1787-1949
    • Introduction
    • Origins of the African American Church in Philadelphia, 1787-1830
    • Years of Growth and Challenge, 1830-1880
    • Rise to Prominence, 1880-1916
    • A Changing Role, 1916-1929
    • Persevering through Difficult Times, 1929-1949
  • Associated Property Types
  • Geographical Data
  • Summary of Identification and Evaluation Methods
  • Major Bibliographical References

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