Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mount Pisgah AME Church

Although the above picture is not the original building, Mount Pisgah AME Church was one of many African Methodist Episcopal Churches that educated African American children in Caseyville, a rural community in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

A worker of the Works Progress Administration, WPA, described the building as a small unpainted building with a seating capacity of fifty people, and the church was supported entirely by efforts of the membership. According to this record, the church was established about 1872.

The church school was one of the first schools Cousin Allie Moncrief attended.
Photograph courtesy of Cousin Nathaniel Thomas.

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of St. John's Baptist Church in Simpson County, MS near where I used to live.