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African American Historical Sites in Vicksburg

Visit cemeteries, museums and learn about the history of African American churches in Mississippi
Bethel AME

The contributions of African Americans to the culture and history of the South and the nation are highlighted in Vicksburg's wealth of African American historical sites.

The contribution of African American soldiers for both the Union and Confederate armies is commemorated inside the
Vicksburg National Military Park with the Mississippi African American Monument located between milepost 4.3 and 4.4. The siege of Vicksburg shows some of the first instances of African American soldiers serving in combat.   African American Monument

Other African American historical sites include the Beulah Cemetery -- Vicksburg’s largest African American cemetery with over 5,500 graves containing the city’s most prominent African American families.

You can learn about the history of African American churches at the Bethel AME Church. Dating back to 1875, Bethel was the first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mississippi. This is also the site of Campbell College, the first African American College in Mississippi established without the aid of whites, which was located in a building behind Bethel Church.

The Jacqueline House museum is Vicksburg's only museum exclusively dedicated to the culture and history of African Americans in the area. Here you'll find thousands of historical items ranging from slave artifacts, photographs and books to newspapers and even rare ephemera.

To learn more about the history of African American churches in Vicksburg, soldiers of the Civil War and more, use the search below:

 

 


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Bethel AME Church

805 Monroe Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
 

Beulah Cemetery

Martin Luther King Blvd. - Off Jackson Rd. · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church

746 Johnston Street · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Hwy 61 South Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Jackson and Washington Street intersection · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church

1416 Jackson Street · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Jacqueline House Museum

1325 Main Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
 

King Solomon Baptist Church

1401 Farmer Street · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Marcus Bottom Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Halls Ferry Road · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
 

Old Court House Museum

1008 Cherry Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
 

Pleasant Green Baptist Church

817 Bowman Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
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