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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Founded in 1791 by Richard Allen, Mother Bethel is the "mother church" of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America. Mother Bethel Church was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The ground on which Mother Bethel stands is the oldest parcel of real estate continuously owned by African Americans in the United States. The original structure was built in 1791, and the current structure was built in 1889.

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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church
419 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147



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