Historic Sites

African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1848-1869

This is the site of the first church of the Black community in London, Upper CanaThe church building, now a private residence. 1988da (now Ontario). This church, however, existed in a much wider historical context. All European empires which began their expansion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries used some kind of slavery in their imperial territories, with most slaves shipped from the west coast of Africa.

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