dear a.m.e. church, this is your history, your members’ ancestors, what is wrong with you people? honor your dead!


This is what the ruin of Ebenezer A.M.E. church and graveyard looks like THIS week as in right now. You see, some of the East Whiteland Public Works folks went by this week to see if there was anything they could do to help those of us interested in saving this piece of history before it is too late. They were so nice to even consider doing this.

They asked how to get permission from the A.M.E. Church (national) to do this.

Good freaking question since the A.M.E. church elders are not overly communicative is a substantive way when you contact them.

Oh the irony that here they are all ready to celebrate their bicentennial in Philadelphia right after July 4th and this is how they value their history and pay tribute to their dead. What a bunch of holy hypocrites.

A.M.E. Church can you hear me now?  People are willing to help and you still don’t seem to give a good god damn about these people buried here! Historically important yet everyday people.

What would Bishop Richard Allen who founded your church think? What would Bishop Richard Allen who founded your church do? Personally I think he would have come out himself to help clear the weeds. I also think he would be ashamed and disappointed in you for not being better stewards of history and of the departed.

Shame on you A.M.E. Church, shame on you .

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One thought on “dear a.m.e. church, this is your history, your members’ ancestors, what is wrong with you people? honor your dead!

  1. Hi Carla:  I hear your frustration.  If someone desecrated the structure/graveyard, being Black History, they would go upin arms yelling discrimination.  White folks against the minority.  It is sad.There is another location going to pot.  Corner of Clover Mill Rd and Whitford, near the train station.  I believe the stone houseon the corner is on the H Registry.  I see in the last 3 months an upper window has been broken.  The porch roof has already gonebeyond saving.  Do you know anything about the history or who owns it?   Another project no one probably cares about. I had to sell my 1740 farmhouse in Audubon 10 years ago.  The bank barn was the only one left in the area.  My husband shored upthe floor with 3 foot oak beams from a warehouse in Phil, put in an old brick floor and the bottom half was my studio/antique shop.3 flights above was all the old timbering, of course.  Went by it last month and saw only the old stone frame work barely standing. Itdid not burn…they sold the innards for $$.  Washington, Franklin and all the troops went past this house and barn, the soldierslived in it during the war. Probably the British too….The 300 yr old tree in the front by the well was chopped down.  These peoplewhen the farm had to be sold (my husband died), promised to uphold the history and take care of the place.   You just never knowhow things are going to turn out or why the majority of people are so stupid.  Bad genetic history?  !!Thanks for listening to me,Jeanne

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