To reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City, all NYPL locations are temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more and find out about remote access for Library services.


The first Colored Baptist church in North America. Constituted at Savannah, Georgia, January 20, A.D. 1788

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Simms, James M. (James Meriles) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1888
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 286-S (Simms, J. M. The first Colored Baptist church)
African American Baptists
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21757133
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0655f10-c61d-012f-7976-58d385a7bc34
Show filters Hide filters
7 results found