Famous Afro-Americans Historical Sites Recognized by the National Park System
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THE CHARLES STREET MEETING HOUSE
The Charles Street Meeting House was the Third Baptist Church, where in the usual pattern Blacks could attend but were seated in a special section. An abolitionist member here unsuccessfully challenged the policy. After Civil War, a black congregation the African Methodist Episcopal Church, bought the building and used it until 1939. They were the last Black institution to Beacon Hill. Today the Charles Street A.M.E. Church is located on Elm Hill Avenue and Warren Street in Roxbury.