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First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia records

Identifier: AMN 1022
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...
Dates: 1871-1981

Gethsemane Baptist Association records

Identifier: 00-0000

The Gethsemane Baptist Association, a regional organization established in 1867, was the first Black Baptist Association in South Carolina. In 1877, it was renamed as the Ashley Baptist Association. This collection contains minutes of conference meetings held throughout the region as well as statistical data and governing documents for the association.

Dates: 1867-1878