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The Institutions

Seneca Villagers yearned for a prosperous future as free Black people and thus endeavored to foster the growth of the village, believing that the village could be a permanent and safe place where free Black people or their descendants could live. In Seneca Village, there were many institutions like churches and schools, which were considered symbols of the African American community’s fortitude, wealth, and longevity.

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AME Zion Branch Militant


African Union Church


All Angels Church

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