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African American Baptists

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Creator:Hayes, John
Title:African American Baptists
Date:2006 July 14

Encyclopedia article about African American Baptists. Baptists have been the largest African American religious group in Georgia since the late eighteenth century. African American Baptist churches, institutionally separate from white Baptist churches, have made contributions to the identity of black people in the state by shaping behavior and belief, serving as centers of community life, and creating independent spaces free from the control of white society.

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Subjects:African American Baptists--Georgia | Georgia--Race relations--History | Georgia--Church history | Baptist associations--Georgia | Church and social problems--Georgia | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2006-07-14
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Cite as: "African American Baptists," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

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