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First African Baptist Church, Savannah

First African Baptist Church - Savannah, Georgia
First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401Map
+1 912 233 6597
Neighborhood: Historic District

Founded in 1773 by Georga Liele, the first Baptist in Georgia, this church remains the oldest Black church in the U.S. Once part of the Underground Railroad, it has served as home to the congregation ever since. Participants in the early Civil Rights Movement in Savannah held weekly meetings at the First African Baptist church, and the church remains an important part of African American history in Savannah, Georgia, and the U.S. A unique feature of the church is its collection of stained glass windows depicting African American subjects.

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