AME Zion Publishing House 

African American
Corner of S. Brevard and E. 2nd St.
The AME Zion Publishing House was one of the few African American owned businesses where young African American men could both find employment and receive training in white-collar professions, providing opportunities for advancement in life. This publishing house was responsible for printing materials related to the African Methodist Episcopal denomination, such as the Star of Zion newspaper, the AME Zion Quarterly Review, and Sunday school materials. John C. Dancy, editor of the Star of Zion, referred to the publishing house as "a credit to the church and the pride of the race." Many prominent residents of Charlotte were affiliated with the AME Zion Publishing House, including Dr. J. T. Williams, who served a trustee of the organization.

Courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

1911 City Directory courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

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Works Cited:

Hanchett, Thomas W. Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Print.

"Meeting of the Board of Directors of the AME Zion Publishing House." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. 26 Oct. 2010.