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115th Anniversary of the First African Baptist Church and the 8th Anniversary of our Pastor Rev. Y. B. Williams and the Dedication of the Present Building of First African Baptist Church

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Created by:
First African Baptist Church of Richmond, American, founded 1841  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Yarborough Burwell Williams, American, 1898 - 1974  Search this
ink on paper, metal
H x W x D: 11 × 8 3/4 × 3/16 in. (27.9 × 22.2 × 0.5 cm)
souvenir programs
Place used:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Program for the anniversary of dedication of the First African Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. The tan cover has a thick decorative border surrounding the text. The title is printed in black ink over the front cover. The dates for the events, November 4-30, 1956, are listed at the bottom. The back cover is blank and the program is fastened with two (2) staples. The program begins with a "Foreword" by Daniel Perkins and a "Brief History" of the church. There are images of church board members, committees, clubs, anniversary service information, and advertisements. The interior of the back cover has an anniversary theme song and the reverse is blank.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Communities  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious rituals and ceremonies  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture