First African Baptist Church

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8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“Established in 1773 by freed slave George Leile, this church is considered the oldest black Baptist church in North America.”

– Michelin Guide

"Slaves constructed this church at night by lamplight after having worked the plantations during the day." Full review
"Established in 1773 by George Leile, a slave whose master allowed him to preach to other slaves." Full review
"In 1832 the congregation of First African Baptist Church, split over a doctrinal dispute. One group moved to Franklin Square but retained the original name, while another remained on the..." Full review
"Overlooking Franklin Square is First African Baptist Church" Full review

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