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A.M.E Cornerstone Arrest

African Methodist Episcopal Church Cornerstone Arrest Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


This 1892 photograph depicts an arrest being made at the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Cumberland Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, originally known as the Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church. While the man being arrested is white, it appears that the two police officers escorting him away are also white.


Hervey Laney

Photograph: Laney's Red Lion Pharmacy, Nos. 22 and 24 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, Md., courtesy of the Cumberland Metropolitan A.M.E. Church

Laney's Red Lion Pharmacy published numerous local historic views during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Collection Location:
Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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