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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Located in the Society Hill neighborhood of Historic Philadelphia, Mother Bethel A.M.E Church sits on the oldest parcel of land continuously owned by African-Americans and includes a former church structure that doubled as a hostel for escaped enslaved Africans traveling the Underground Railroad.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: African-American, Churches & Sacred Sites, Historic District, History, Multicultural, Museums & Attractions

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