The Old Ship A.M.E. Zion Church, the oldest Black Church in the City of Montgomery,had its beginning With a frame build1ng 60 feet long by 45 feet wide with galleries on each side at the rear. The Court Street Methodist Church. south (now First United Methodist of Cloverdale), gave Black people of Montgomery and Vicinity this building in 1852. Resourceful Black slaves, Sol Brock, Solomon Hannon and Emanuel Noble, helped a freed Black contractor, Thomas Wilson, roll the church on logs to its present location of Holcome Street near Mildred Street.

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