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Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Location: 1501 E. Highland Ave., Muncie, 3 blocks east of McCullough Park (Delaware County, Indiana)

Erected 1996 Indiana Historical Bureau and The Delaware County Historical Alliance

ID# : 18.1996.1

Marker Review Report: Learn more here.

Visit the Indiana History Blog to learn more about the Marion lynchings and Flossie Bailey, a local NAACP leader who tried to stop them from happening.


Structure, circa 1893, is Muncie's oldest standing public school building. Purchased by church congregation, circa 1928. Rallying point in August 1930 when bodies of two African-American men, lynched in Marion, were brought to Muncie for embalmment by church's pastor J.E. Johnson, a mortician.


African American, Religion