First Baptist Church - Williamsburg, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 16.441 W 076° 42.666
18S E 348295 N 4126643
Quick Description: A historic church in downtown Williamsburg.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2019 4:38:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM11WA6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "This church, home to one of the oldest continuous congregations organized by African Americans, traces its origins to brush arbor meetings held by 1776 at a nearby plantation. The congregation moved to a Williamsburg carriage house and in 1856 completed a brick sanctuary on Nassau Street. A school for black students opened there in the 1860s. The Rev. John Dawson, longtime pastor, served in the Senate of Virginia from 1874 to 1877. First Baptists move its sanctuary here in 1956. During the Civil Rights era, the Rev. David Collins led demonstrations for fair hiring practices and joined the Southern Christal Leadership Conferences. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke here in 1962."
Type of building where window is located: Church

727 Scotland St.

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: 24/7

Hours of Operation: From: 12:01 AM To: 11:59 PM

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