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Historic Black church looks to next chapter with large renovation project

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 12, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: November 12, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Collins Chapel dates back to 1841, when it was founded by enslaved people. Since then, its congregants have included Ida B. Wells, W.C. Handy and founders of the local NAACP chapter. 

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