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Special Collections & Archives

2 E. South St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

The Second Baptist Church

The occasion and date of this gathering of the Second Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois are unknown. The church was established in 1864 as the First Colored Baptist Church and reorganized a year later as the Second Baptist Church. In 1867, the congregation purchased the building at the corner of South and Cherry Streets where they continue to meet to this day.

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Second Baptist Church group photo

The Knox College Special Collections & Archives would like to know more about the individuals depicted in these images.Please contact the archives if you have any information about the photographs.