Alfred Street Baptist Church

In 1803, a group of slaves and free African Americans withdrew from the integrated Alexandria’s First Baptist Church and formed their own congregation, which eventually became the Alfred Street Baptist Church. It was significant for many reasons, among which were that it allowed African Americans a way to meet and socialize, in contravention to the laws of the time which forbade them to meet in groups. It was also one of the few places where black children in Alexandria could go to school.

One Response to Alfred Street Baptist Church

  1. photowannabe says:

    I’m glad there was a place where they could worship together. Thanks for the information. Quite interesting.

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