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First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia records

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1022

Collection Overview

The records in this collection consists of articles and clippings regarding First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia. The collection also contains photocopied minutes from Zion Baptist Association meetings (1871-1872 and 1874) held at First African Baptist as well as their rule book and constitution (1921). Of note is a booklet (1981) regarding an academic conference titled, The Black Church in Savannah, discussing the impact of the black church on the Savannah community.

Collection Arrangement 1. Historical Information

2. Administration and Organizational Records

3. Programs and Publications

Dates

  • 1871-1981

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Historical Note

George Liele, a slave preacher who ministered along the Savannah River, formed the First African Baptist congregation sometime in the early 1770s. During the Revolutionary War, Liele left the United States and appointed Andrew Bryan, also a slave, to lead the church. Bryan built the first church in 1795. In 1833 a division split the congregation into the Bryant Church and the First African Baptist. The present structure of the First African Baptist Church at Franklin Square was erected in 1859.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 archival box)

Abstract

George Liele, a slave preacher who ministered along the Savannah River, formed the First African Baptist congregation sometime in the early 1770s. During the Revolutionary War, Liele left the United States and appointed Andrew Bryan, also a slave, to lead the church. Bryan built the first church in 1795. In 1833 a division split the congregation into the Bryant Church and the First African Baptist. The present structure of the First African Baptist Church at Franklin Square was erected in 1859. The records in this collection consists of articles and clippings regarding First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia. The collection also contains photocopied minutes from Zion Baptist Association meetings (1871-1872 and 1874) held at First African Baptist as well as their rule book and constitution (1921). Of note is a booklet (1981) regarding an academic conference titled, The Black Church in Savannah, discussing the impact of the black church on the Savannah community.

Collection Arrangement

1. Historical Information

2. Administration and Organizational Records

3. Programs and Publications

Processing Information

Processed by Lance Brodrero, June 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Edited by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supported the processing of this collection.

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia, 1871 - 1981
Author
Processed by: Lance Brodrero; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Date
© 2010
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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