First African Baptist Church

First African Baptist Church (HM2G71)

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N 32° 4.879', W 81° 5.757'

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First African Baptist Church (FABC) traces its roots to 1773 and the organization of a congregation at nearby Brampton Plantation by Rev. George Leile. Under the leadership of Rev. Andrew C. Marshall (3rd pastor), the congregation obtained this property. Constructed of Savannah Grey brick by congregants, both free and enslaved, the current building was completed in 1859. Rev. Emanuel K. Love (6th pastor), an advocate for African-American education and civil rights, was instrumental in establishing today's Savannah State University. Rev. Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert (13th pastor) was a prominent leader of the NAACP and the revival of the Savannah chapter in the 1940s. U.S. Representative Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are among the noteworthy speakers hosted here. FABC is one of the oldest continuously operating African-American churches in North America.
Erected by the Georgia Historical Societyand First African Baptist Church2017.4 · 25-56
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HM NumberHM2G71
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and First African Baptist Church
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Date Added Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490945 N 3549453
Decimal Degrees32.08131667, -81.09595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.879', W 81° 5.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 52.74" N, 81° 5' 45.42" W
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