Macedonia A.M.E. Church
The Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church is the third oldest religious organizaiton in Flushing, starting in 1811 as the African Methodist Society and welcoming a diverse congregation of blacks, whites and Native Americans. In 1816, the church became associated with the African Methodist Episcopal donomination, originally formed in 1787 in Philadelphia to provide African Americans with a church where they could worship without persecution from white parishioners. A larger building was built in 1837 and many of the members were active in the fight against slavery, possibly using this church as a stop on the underground railroad that helped fugitive slaves to freedom in Canada. The bulk of the current structure appears to have been built in 1931.
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