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Bethel AME Church

805 Monroe Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Phone: 601-636-5777
Phone: 601-634-0610
The first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mississippi and the first Masonic Lodge in Mississippi were organized here in 1875. In 1890, Campbell College, the first African American College in Mississippi was established without the aid of whites, operated out of a building behind Bethel. The college moved to Jackson, MS in 1897 and was absorbed by Jackson State University. Tours by appointment only.