And His Devoted Wife, AnnesBorn a slave, Bishop Spencer was the father of Delaware's independent Black church movement. In 1813, he founded the Union Church of Africans, presently known as the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. The mother AUMP church stood on this site from 1813 to 1970. The Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (UAME), formally organized in 1865, traces its origins to Spencer. He was also the founder of "August Quarterly" in 1813, one of the oldest Black folk festivals in America.
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|Marker Number||N.C.- 84|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 453112 N 4399420|
|Decimal Degrees||39.74340000, -75.54725000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 44.604', W 75° 32.835'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 44' 36.24" N, 75° 32' 50.10" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 801-899 N French St, Wilmington DE 19801, US|
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