The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church meets in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in a special session.

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Representatives of the 42,000 member African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church met in a special General Conference at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania specifically to discuss an official union with the larger African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Although the discussion was largely in support of such a move, it was decided that an extraordinary session could not make a final determination and the decision was postponed.  In the end, the two churches co-operated but remained officially separate for many years.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation

"Methodists," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 492,

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