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Church on Underground Railroad, Invited KKK to Worship

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Church on Underground Railroad, Invited KKK to Worship

Ebeneezer split from another A.M.E. Church, Mt. Zion, in 1840. The church met in members homes for its first decade. Founded by free blacks, Ebeneezer was a stop on the Underground Railroad. In 1927, its members caused a stir by inviting the Ku Klux Klan to worship with them. (The Klan came in full regalia, and after the service presented the church with a U.S. flag.) The above information and quote is from an article by Jessica Parks in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/3/15, at pp. B1, B8.

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Location: Ebeneezer Methodist Church , 234 East Spruce Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Churches, Cathedrals, Mosques, Synagogues, Temples, Underground Railroad (Slavery/Freedom)
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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