Moses Chapel AME Chuch-Rutledge, Georgia

Moses Chapel AME Church was built in 1877 during a time when AME church congregations were popping up all across the country, especially in the South. Prior to the end of the Civil War, most congregations were in the North and Midwest, but as the Confederacy fell, newly freed Black men and women sought to start new churches. By 1880, there were almost 400,000 members of the AME church.

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