Founded in 1872 by Nurse and Midwife Biddie Mason, who walked to California as a slave and died in Los Angeles as one of the wealthiest people in the city, First African American Methodist Church has been a locus for African American empowerment from the beginning. Its current location was designed by famed Los Angeles architect Paul R. Williams whose prodigious talents can be found in buildings throughout our Metropolitan region. Resplendent with murals with the purpose of sharing the history and uplifting the spirit, it is a true gem of our city. Come and experience this monument to the powerful intersection of religion, politics and community service. Your tour will be led by Jackie Broxton, a long time member of First AME Church of Los Angeles and director of the Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation.
No photography/videography is permitted at this location.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Street parking is available. Be sure to follow all posted parking restrictions.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No - Staff will have your information
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes - This is a free event, so no worries.
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