Profiles and Portraits : African Americans in Niles' Past, Present, and Future
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Sarah Allen Cookbook by Women's Missionary Soc. AME Church.

Two churches, Franklin AME and Mount Calvary (formerly Second Baptist), played an important role in the local African American community.

Franklin AME was founded in 1860 when the Methodist Society organized a church on Maple Street in Niles. The church building was then destroyed by fire in 1866. Despite this loss, the congregation still held regular services in several buildings around town. In 1880, the Methodist Society became the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 1888, the present church structure was built. Franklin AME is still an active congregation in the community today.

This book features recipes from the 4th District Ministers and Missionary Societies and biographical information on Sarah Allen.
Cookbook includes recipe from Mrs. Helen Singer of Niles, Michigan.
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