Bethel AME Church
The Bethel AME Church is located in downtown Jacksonville, IL. Predominately a black church but the Bethel AME Church is a welcoming to all church. Known for the history back in the 1900s, the Bethel AME Church is visited by tourists that stroll through Jacksonville, IL.
Backstory and Context
During the 1900s racism was a problem. An event took place on February 2nd 1915 at the Bethel AME Church. A group of black and white church members and pastors came together at the Bethel AME Church. The people spent the day listening to Mrs. Catherine M. Johnson who was the leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The talk went on to proceed to seek "better understanding between the races and to combat discrimination."