Black History Road Trip in SC on the Block #1

Black History in SC You Can Visit

February 16, 2018

The Block decided to go on a road trip each week to highlight places in SC that you and your family could travel to have more of a conversation about African American history. You won’t have to travel far to visit Springfield Baptist Church which was our first site on our list of places that the Block is encouraging you to visit. It’s an historic church right in downtown Greenville that 65 freed slaves and four deacons who had been members of Greenville Baptist Church -- now First Baptist.Services started in the basement of Greenville Baptist until they got their own church in 1871. Springfield Baptist Church was not only a center for spiritual growth, but a safe space in the face of Klan intimidation. It became the headquarters for non-violent civil rights protests in the 60s, where in January of 1960, they held a peaceful march from the church to the Greenville Downtown Airport. 




Check out the video link below of this great gem in the Upstate

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