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Black History Month: Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church

Posted: 8:55 AM, Feb 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-20 13:55:29Z

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's one of the oldest churches in the Dunbar community; Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church established as a congregation in 1895.

Initially, the church members gathered at the Lee County Courthouse, but in 1929, a building was constructed and has been the church's home for over eighty years.

Despite several hurricanes and a fire, Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church still stands strong within the community.

Fox 4 celebrates Black History Month .