DRAWING ORIGINAL STRUCTURE 1777PHOTO OF ORIGINAL STRUCTURE 1777
STAIN GLASS WORK INSIDE CHURCH
RESTORED ORIGINAL STRUCTURE - RECENT PHOTOGRAPH
First African Baptist Church was founded by George Leile, the slave of a Baptist church deacon. The church was built by its congregation, made up entirely of slaves who worked on it after completing their daily labor. Completed in 1859, it became part of the Underground Railroad - the "tribal designs" on the wooden floors were actually meant to serve as ventilation for the people housed below (otherwise knows as slaves looking for shelter while they plotted their plan for a "free world."
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