Black Baptist church, believed to be oldest in U.S., finishes repairs

12/11/2019, 10:24 a.m.
A 160-year-old church believed to be the oldest Black church in the United States and built by enslaved Africans has ...
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A 160-year-old church believed to be the oldest Black church in the United States and built by enslaved Africans has been restored to a version of its former glory.

A fresh coat of paint covers the freshly carpeted First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia, which also had its bell tower fixed, water damaged ceilings repaired and stucco replaced, the Savannah Morning News reported Saturday.

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