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St Thomas Church

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St Thomas Church

The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, one of the first black churches in the nation, was founded in 1794 in Philadelphia. Absalom Jones was his first minister. This certificate of the African Friendly Society was issued at the church on October 5, 1808.

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  2. Introduction
  3. Celebrations in New York
  4. Celebrations in Philadelphia
  5. Celebrations in Boston
  6. Africa and Africans
  7. New Issues
  8. The End of the Celebrations
  9. The Legacy of the Celebrations
  10. Bibliography

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