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Haven Memorial United Methodist Church Sixty-Second Anniversary Church Booklet of Haven Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.09 Author/Creator: Haven Memorial United Methodist Church Place Written: Alexander City, Alabama Type: Printed document Date: 1975 Pagination: 1 p. ; 38 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: One insert included with a booklet marking the 62nd anniversary of Haven Memorial United Methodist Church in Alexander City, Alabama. Features a highlight on Bro. W. M. Townsend, a layman and class leader of the congregation. Includes his history with the church as well as quotes from other church members regarding his work and reputaiton as a good Christian.

Background Information: The church was founded by former slaves in 1866.

People: Haven, Gilbert, 1821-1880
Townsend, W.M., fl. 1975

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ReligionCivil RightsAfrican American HistoryCommunity organizationCivil Rights Movement

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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