Underground Railroad church gets heritage plaque

Heritage Toronto is hosting the unveiling of a heritage plaque honouring the history of the Underground Railroad at the African Methodist Episcopal Church at 23 Soho St. on Dec. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Image of AME Church during the 1940s. Courtesy of the Grant AME Church

Established in Toronto in the 1830s, the the African Methodist Episcopal Church was a vital centre of Black spiritual and community life.

This historical plaque recognizes the critical role the AME Church played in the Underground Railroad abolitionist movement and other social justice causes during its long history.

Speakers at the event include Mayor John Tory, and Nikki Clarke (Ontario Black History Society).

While this is a free event (donations encouraged), registration is required. Register here.