The first Colored Baptist church in North America. Constituted at Savannah, Georgia, January 20, A.D. 1788. With biographical sketches of the pastors.

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1888
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 286-S (Simms, J. M. The first Colored Baptist church)
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11518564
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0655f10-c61d-012f-7976-58d385a7bc34
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