unnamedThe overlooked history of church splits and segregation. Step by step, these New Baptist Covenant partners are overcoming a 170 year divide and changing not only their congregation but their entire community.

“In the early 19th century, before the Civil War, whites and blacks often worshipped together, sharing faith but not pews; blacks were restricted to galleries or the back of the sanctuary. Eventually, black populations started growing faster in many communities. Whites, made uneasy by the imbalance, responded by splitting up the congregations… In a town where plaques and monuments commemorating Confederate soldier’s valor adorn street corners and parks, two churches, one black and one white, unite for the benefit of their community.”

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