On the west side of Franklin Square, is the First African Baptist Church, the oldest black Christian fellowship in the country.
The building was built by members, many of whom were slaves, from 1859-1861. The First African Baptist Church is said to be the first building constructed of brick in the State of Georgia owned by African Americans.
Inside, the beautiful stained glass windows depicting George Liele and other early church leaders were installed in 1885. The original lectern and pews are still in use. The original pews, found in the balcony, were made by enslaved Africans, and are nailed into the floors.
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