Deed to St. Joseph CME Church

While the land that St. Joseph CME Church sits on was originally allocated for Lincoln High School, the town made the decision that the site was too small to serve all of the Black high school students in Orange County. Trustees of St. Joseph worked together, some even mortgaging their homes, to purchase the land that St. Joseph currently sits on. View the deed to learn more about the people involved in the purchase.

Photos courtesy of Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Jackson and St. Joseph CME Church

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Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Deed to St. Joseph CME Church,” From the Rock Wall, accessed July 21, 2024,

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