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BlackVoices History Quest, Black History In Your Backyard: Augusta, Georgia Edition

Posted: 02/ 4/2012 8:50 am

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in Augusta, Georgia.

Ranging from the beautiful to the downright quirky, Augusta, Georgia has some real Black History gems. Augusta, Georgia - Here we come!

If we missed a place that you know and love, let us know in the comments, tweet it to us using the hashtag #BHMQuest or post it on our Facebook wall. We'll keep adding to this map and gallery as the month goes on.

Springfield Baptist Church
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The Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, officially founded in 1793, is the country's oldest African-American church of any denomination. Symbolically, the church stands as a testament to the independent spirit of African-Americans during the era of U.S. slavery. Constructively, the church marks the origination of the Georgia Republican Party and the founding location of Morehouse College, an institution noted for producing numerous black leaders. In addition to traditional prayer services, the church hosts religious events, such as Sunday school and PHAT (Preaching, Healing, Anointed Teaching) Tuesday. In 1982, the United States Department of the Interior listed the church on the National Register of Historic Places.

--John Csiszar

Address: 114 12th St., Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-724-1056
Hours Of Operation: 11 a.m. for worship services on Sunday; 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school.
Cost: Free
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