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Religious buildings have always served as important meeting grounds for the Black community. In times when public gatherings could prove a death sentence these religious hubs became even more essential to social life in the Black community. The 1902 Joplin tornado rendered important Black churches useless and the donations of white philanthropist Thomas Connor made the construction of three new Black churches possible. Of these three churches built in 1903 only Handy Chapel remains.

Handy Chapel
African Methodist Episcopal Church 

1201 Hill Ave.

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