Port Washington's African-American Heritage

Religion

Mabel Stevenson, Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church

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Members, Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church

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The First Schoolhouse and Church in Port Washington, 1906

afam067Old Free Church and its schoolhouse.

Mt. Zion Church Floral Club, 1950

afam054From the Mt. Zion Church Yearbook, 1950.

Mt. Zion Church Usher Board, 1950

afam055From the Mt. Zion Church Yearbook, 1950.

Stewardess Board, Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, 1963

afam036(l. to r.) Marjorie Biddle, Florence Longworth, Minnie Biddle, Reverend Brown, Mary Veit, Lizzie Biddle

The board met every first Sunday of the month at Communion.

Port's First Church: Old Free Church

afam072Old Free Church, Port Washington’s first church, was built in November 1906 near Mill Pond.  Services were held for whites and African-Americans.

Reverend David Eato, c. 1910

afam001 Born Roslyn, Long Island.  Pastored at Mt. Olive AME Church, Port Washington.

Reverend Lillian Frier Webb, Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church

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John Simpkins, Jr. at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church

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