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An Archaeological Project Attempts to Find Clues About the Beginnings of One of America’s Oldest Black Churches, but Where Is The Story?

Docent marking the first permanent location of Williamsburg’s historic First Baptist Church on South Nassau Street, spring 2020. A partnership led by First Baptist Church and Colonial Williamsburg has resumed archaeological investigation of the site, which last took place in 1957. Let Freedom Ring Foundation

By The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation staff A version of this article first appeared in the winter 2021 issue of Trend and Tradition.   Connie Matthews Harshaw was driving on Nassau […]