Bethel A.M.E. Church of Vicksburg
||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Vicksburg, Mississippi). (Discuss) Proposed since July 2013.|
Many noteworthy African-American leaders of the State of Mississippi and the Reconstruction Era were members and founders of Bethel A.M.E. of Vicksburg, including Hiram Rhodes Revels, Isaiah Montgomery, and John R. Lynch.
In 1867, T.W. Stringer founded Mississippi's first Prince Hall Freemasonry lodge at Bethel A.M.E. Church of Vicksburg. In 1890 Campbell College, Mississippi's first college for African-Americans that was established by African-Americans was founded in the basement of Bethel A.M.E. of Vicksburg. Nearly 70 years later, Campbell College was later absorbed by Jackson State University.