The church was first organized by Richard Allen on West Ninth Street on the property of Lloyd Cooper after a conflict with the all white Methodist Church erupted.The Church moved to Third and Mill Street in 1890 and dedicated in 1891. were 28 members in 1980, but now stands in disrepair.Picketers at the mill say ADM is bringing in workers from other mills to keep the plant in operation.
I attended a funeral here when I was in Little League for a black teammate who drowned that summer.
It left an impression on me and later during the Civil Rights Movement especially in the south I became more and more aware of bigotry and racism.
Vietnam saw black men dying right alongside white men only to return home and be discriminated against.
Motown music made its inroads into our generation and accepted and adopted by white audiences and bands. I never thought much about it having gone to school and playing sports with black children all my life. We are integrated in our neighborhoods and although prejudice continues times are better.
If you ever get a chance to see her she is the real thing. Horizon Cable Television has now hooked up over 1500 homes and hopes to have everyone scheduled and hooked up soon who wants the service.