January, 1890: Campbell College organized at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Vicksburg

Campbell College was the first African American college in Mississippi to be established without the aid of whites.  Sponsored by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, it had campuses at Vicksburg and Friar’s Point.  These were consolidated in 1898 and moved to Jackson near Jackson State College.  Campbell College closed in 1965.

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