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Methodist History: The Uniting Conference of 1968

 

Fifty years ago, at General Conference in Dallas, Texas, The United Methodist Church was formed.

On April 23, 1968, the 10.3 million-member Methodist Church and the 750,000-member Evangelical Brethren Church merged. In uniting, the church also ended the segregation of African American congregations into a separate Central Jurisdiction. This video from the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History features footage filmed at the historic event.