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Recently, the people of Lafayette, Indiana learned that a small cottage that once stood at 1009 Cincinnati Street was more than an abandoned building – it was a historic AME church for the free black slave community.

Built in the early 19th century, blacks owned the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1846 to 1866. The building served as a booming social center, school and place of worship for African-Americans of Lafayette. 

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