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Bethel AME Church
|Location||220 Bell St., Reno, Nevada|
|Area||0.1 acres (0.040 ha)|
|Architectural style||Other, Late Gothic Revival, Folk|
|NRHP reference #||01000587|
|Added to NRHP||June 12, 2001|
Bethel AME Church is a historic African Methodist Episcopal church at 220 Bell Street in Reno, Nevada. It has served as a hub for Reno's African American community since it was built in 1910 for early black settlers. In addition to its role as a religious and community center, it functioned as a resource center for black divorce seekers who faced difficulties in a segregated city during the middle decades of the twentieth century. In the 1960s, during the American civil rights movement, the church provided a meeting place for the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other civil rights activists.
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