Emanuel A.M.E. Church

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Portsmouth, VA
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Portsmouth City
Phone: (757) 393-2259

The present building dates from 1857. The first African-American pastor, Rev. James A. Handy, was appointed in 1864. The church contains benches built by slaves and black feeedmen.

Last Updated: 6/1/2000 1:10 AM
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