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The first colored Baptist Church in North America : constituted at Savannah, Georgia, January 20, A.D. 1788, with biographical sketches of the pastors

Author: James Meriles Simms
Publisher: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, 1888.
Series: Library of American civilization, LAC 14597.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Simms, Georgia state legislator, pastor and church officer, writes the centennial history of the First Byran African Baptist Church in Savannah, in an effort to claim the title of first African American Baptist Church in North America away from the First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Ga. Beneath the story of church quarrels is a historical record of the struggles associated with establishing, running and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Meriles Simms
OCLC Number: 18945574
Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 14597).
Description: 264 pages : plates, portrait
Series Title: Library of American civilization, LAC 14597.
Responsibility: written for the church by James M. Simms.

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James Simms, Georgia state legislator, pastor and church officer, writes the centennial history of the First Byran African Baptist Church in Savannah, in an effort to claim the title of first African American Baptist Church in North America away from the First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Ga. Beneath the story of church quarrels is a historical record of the struggles associated with establishing, running and expanding a church for African Americans during the period from 1788 to 1888. The book reports on the Church's condition in 1888 and provides biographical sketches of its pastors.

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