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African Americans and Los Angeles

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First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles

Dr. Michael Cheers, First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles

The First AME church of Los Angeles was founded in 1872 by Biddy Mason and Charles Owens and is the oldest African American church in Los Angeles. Throughout its history the church has had a strong charitable and political presence. Some modern programs include a free legal clinic for low-income residents and a low-cost counseling center.

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