Women at Brown Chapel

Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in Walnut Hills in 1862. The organizing congregation, called the “first class” of the Church, included as Continue Reading

Benjamin W. Arnett

Benjamin W. Arnett, a free African American born in Pennsylvania in 1838, moved to Walnut Hills in 1867 to pastor Brown Chapel, the AME church Continue Reading

Early Black Churches

African American families began moving to Walnut Hills in the 1850’s. Dangerfield Earley, reported as the sixth Black resident, organized the First Church of Walnut Continue Reading