When Archer Alexander passed away in December of 1880, his funeral would be held at his church, on Morgan Street in St. Louis. Washington Metropolitan AME Zion had begun in St. Louis on the eve of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, and would become the first AME Zion church west of the Mississippi.
On November 10, 2022, the Star of Zion program WHEN FREEDOM SPEAKS shared the first in its’ Hidden Heroes Series THE STORY OF ARCHER ALEXANDER. Rev. Dr. Anthony Witherspoon of Washington Metropolitan AME Zion and author Dorris Keeven-Franke would discuss Archer Alexander’s life and the church’s plans for the future. To watch Click Here