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The Metropolitan A.M.E. Church — Washington, D.C.

Each year The National Trust for Historic Preservation publishes a list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. In 2012, three historic Black locations were classified as endangered. Click to see which other Black landmarks have made the list in years past. — Naeesa Aziz


Washington’s most famous Black church was listed on the endangered places list in 2010 but has since been deemed “saved” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The church was founded in 1821 by a group of both free and enslaved African-Americans and has served as a champion of civil and human rights. The church has hosted a number of luminaries as guests and funerals for both Frederick Douglass and civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

(Photo: metropolitanamec.org)

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