Richmond's First African Baptist Church (Images of America) (Paperback)

Richmond's First African Baptist Church (Images of America) By Kimberly a. Matthews, Rodney Waller, Raymond Pierre Hylton Cover Image


First African Baptist Church has served the Richmond community since 1780, proving to be a pillar of strength for African Americans in the former Confederate capital. The First African Baptist Church congregation endured slavery, the tumultuous years of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and repression from the white supremacist regime that dominated Virginia politics and persevered as a vibrant force through civil rights struggle and the daunting challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. Such notables as Lott Carey, L. Douglas Wilder, Maggie Lena Walker, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Mary Lumpkin, and Henry "Box" Brown were church members.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467108720
ISBN-10: 1467108723
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: January 30th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America