Second African Baptist Church
Second African Baptist Church, now Green Street Baptist Church, was formally organized here, Sept. 29, 1844. As was usual in the years of slavery, the founding members had the sponsorship of a protection committee, appointed by First Baptist Church (now Walnut Street). The first pastor was Elder George Wells, 1844-1850.
The church was more than a religious experience for African Americans. It was also a school, a social center, and a training ground in group cooperation. In 1848 the church relocated to Green Street (now Liberty) and took its current name in 1860. Church moved to its new edifice at 519 East Gray Street, September 29, 1930. Over.
Erected 1994 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1949.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion.
Location. 38° 15.294′ N, 85° 45.112′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the
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