Trinity A.M.E. Church
This African Methodist Church is the first black non-LDS congregation in Utah. Organized during the 1880’s by the Reverend T. Saunders, this congregation has served as a focus of black religious, social, and cultural activity in Utah from territorial days to the present. In 1907 property at this spot was acquired, and a church designed by Hurly Howell was constructed through the sacrifice and energy of the congregation under the Reverend T. C. Bell. Restoration was begun in 1976 under the Reverend D. D. Wilson. In 2012, further renovations were made due to heavy water damage.
Backstory and Context
Harris, Dion M. "Proud Past, Uncertain Future for the Trinity A.M.E. Church." Desert News(Salt Lake City), May 8, 1996. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/490349/PROUD-PAST-UNCERTAIN-FUTURE-FOR-THE-TRINITY-AME-CHURCH.ht...
Hernandez, Martha. Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church. Utah Historical Markers: Making Utah History one Marker at a Time. Accessed February 02, 2018. http://utahhistoricalmarkers.org/c/slc/trinity-african-methodist-episcopal-church/. Well sourced article with complete set of endnotes.
Murphy, Miriam B "African Americans Built Churches." Utah Historical Quarterly. (1996) In Utah History to Go. Accessed February 2, 2018. http://historytogo.utah.gov/people/ethnic_cultures/africanamericansbuiltchurches.html
News4Utah. "Trinity AME Church to host discussion on policy brutality, gospel fest." Good4Utah.com. December 15, 2017. http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/trinity-ame-church-to-host-discussion-on-policy-brutality-g....
Smith, John S. H. and Allen D. Roberts. "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church." National Register of Historic Places. June 11, 1976. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/ab4ed399-bf56-4783-8f95-57ff7b18c228/
"Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (1890- )." BlackPast.org. Accessed February 02, 2018. http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/trinity-african-methodist-episcopal-church-1890.
Photo SourcesChurch at dusk: Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Found at the KSL.com slideshow -- https://www.ksl.com/?nid=1298&sid=29563359&page=3#4
Trinity A.M.E.: By Tricia Simpson - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11117242