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Afro-Americans chose to establish their own congregations and churches, partly because of segregation and partly because of a need to express their own African-Christian beliefs. The most prominent was the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church, organized in 1820 in the North and in New Bern in 1864.
Following the Civil War, black missionaries from Baptist, A.M.E. Zion, and A.M.E. churches came south to work with the freed slaves and encourage independent black denominations. Jones Chapel A.M.E. Zion was the first of five churches established in James City, North Carolina in 1863.