First Baptist Church collection

Object Details

Biographical/Historical note
First Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist church in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Considered the mother church of Norfolk's black Baptists, First Baptist's congregation was organized in 1800 and originally consisted of whites, free blacks, and slaves. The church's current location was acquired in 1830 and its current building was dedicated in 1906.
Date
circa 1985
Extent
29 Linear feet ((1 box))
Citation
First Baptist Church collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Barbara N. Peterson.
Type
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Booklets
Clippings
Topic
African American Baptists
African American churches
Identifier
ACMA.06-057
Finding aid
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