Rev. Mark Tyler - Mother Bethel AME

Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided one hour prior to this virtual lecture. 

"The AME Church Then and Now: Reflections on the Struggle of Racial and Social Justice"

presented by Reverend Mark Tyler, Pastor at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.

The term that best describes the current moment of uncertainty and unrest for many historically minded members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) is deja vu. Global pandemic, the warrantless detention of persons accused of being undocumented citizens, and violent voter intimidation by militias all find their companions in the earliest days of the AME Church in the Yellow Fever epidemic, slave catchers, and election day violence that left Octavius Catto dead on South Street. This talk will examine such parallels and lessons learned from the past as a possible window into the present and future. 

$15 | General Admission

$10 | Alliance Member 

Free | Students*

If you have been affected by the pandemic and would like to attend this virtual lecture but cannot afford to do so, please email Jennifer Robinson jennifer@preservationalliance.com for complimentary access.

*Email photo of valid student ID to Jennifer Robinson to receive student discount code.

View speaker schedule at https://www.preservationalliance.com/fall-speaker-series/.


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