Haley Mickens was born in Monticello, Florida, and relocated to Palm Beach where he found success as the operator of the wheelchair concession for E.R. Bradley’s Beach Club. He was the founder of the Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in 1894, which was born out of a fire-side prayer meeting in the Styx, a shantytown north of the Royal Poinciana Hotel. FLOR500, Garden 445
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Haley Mickens, Entrepreneur and Community Leader

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Haley Mickens, Entrepreneur and Community Leader

(1873–1950)

Haley Mickens was born in Monticello, Florida, and relocated to Palm Beach where he found success as the operator of the wheelchair concession for E.R. Bradley’s Beach Club. He was the founder of the Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in 1894, which was born out of a fire-side prayer meeting in the Styx, a shantytown north of the Royal Poinciana Hotel.

     





 




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