John Wesley Church & Nellie Brooks Leatherberry African American Museum

About John Wesley Church & Nellie Brooks Leatherberry African American Museum

Thirty-one white and 26 black congregants worshipped together for generations in this little church, and unassuming on-room building without a steeple or indoor plumbing. In the early days, wives sold food in the back.

A John Wesley activist, Nellie Leatherberry, finagled a way to have a 9' x 12' "cook shop" constructed; it nearly tripled in size and operated until the late 1970's. Nellie's Cook Shop now houses the church's fascinating documentary photography and oral history transcriptions.

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