St. Michael and All Angels Protestant Episcopal Church 

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Bearden biographical
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Corner of S. Mint St. and W. Hill St.
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Established in 1882 and built the following year, St. Michael and All Angels Protestant Episcopalian Church is the oldest traditionally African American Episcopal Church in North Carolina.

Romare was baptized here on November 18th, 1911. He attended church at St. Michael’s during his earliest years. Howard, Romare’s father, was one of two organists, and Bessye taught at the adjacent school.


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


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Romare's father, Richard Howard Bearden.


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Works Cited:

"Confirmation Services." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 17 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/rel13.htm

"St. Michael and All Angels Protestant Episcopal Church." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 17 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/rel14.htm

Miller, Ernest H. Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory. Asheville, NC: Piedmont Directory Co., 1911. Web. http://www.archive.org/details/charlottenorthca1911pied

Schwartzman, Myron. Romare Bearden: His Life and Art. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1990. Print.