Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Marker ID: THC 4E 181
Location: 478 Scott St, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.72    W 089° 58.026
  35.14533333    -89.9671
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

African Americans formed the Rock of Ages Colored Methodist Episcopal congregation c. 1907. The congregation moved into a new church in 1956, when it became the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME). The name change signaled the congregation's repudiation of the Jim Crow era, and they became more active in the Labor and Civil Rights Movements. With many of its members active in the Labor Movement. Rock of Ages CME Church served as a cornerstone institution in the Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis.

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