Historically Black Churches That Closed Their Doors

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  • Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta
  • Queen of Angels Parish in New Jersey
  • Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
  • The Church of the Epiphany Chicago
  • Orchard Street United Methodist Church, Baltimore
  • St. Adalbert, Cleveland

Black Churches Closing Their Doors

Throughout history, the Black church has provided a space where African-Americans have found refuge after slavery, during the civil rights era and during present day adversity. Though many remain strongholds in the communities they serve, some have ended their services and/or relocated. Take a look at several churches that have closed their doors in recent years.  —Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)  

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