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Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Location: 1501 E. Highland Avenue & Wolf Street, 3 blocks east of McCullough Park, Muncie. (Delaware County, Indiana)

Erected 1996 Indiana Historical Bureau and The Delaware County Historical Alliance

ID# : 18.1996.1

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Structure, circa 1893, is Muncie's oldest standing public school building. Purchased by church congregation, circa 1928. Rallying point in August 1930 when bodies of two African-American men, lynched in Marion, were brought to Muncie for embalmment by church's pastor J.E. Johnson, a mortician.

Keywords

African American, Religion