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Second African Baptist Church

 
 
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By Pat Filippone, February 27, 2017
1. Second African Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
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.

Side2
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.)
 
Location. 38° 15.294′ N, 85° 45.112′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st. Street and Market Street on 1st. Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Louisville Slugger Bat (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens

Second African Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, February 27, 2017
2. Second African Baptist Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Birth of Truth In Advertising (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave Trading In Louisville / Garrison Slave Pen Site (about 600 feet away); The Galt House (about 600 feet away); Evan Williams (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thelma French Schneider (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kentucky Fugitives to Canada (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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