About Union Bethel A.M.E. Church (New Orleans, Louisiana)
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Union Bethel A.M.E. Church is a historic African Methodist church at 2321 Thalia in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Gothic Revival building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Like the Connectional African Methodist Episcopal Church Union Bethel was born out of sociological differences. In 1862 a small band of sixty (60) dissatisfied Christians led by a local preacher, Rev. William Foster, withdrew from St. James AME Church under a "sort of social and religious struggle between free mulattos and free blacks. The first place was located at Camp and Clio Streets and they called it "Bethel," meaning "God is in this house."