First Zion Restoration Initiative
December 5, 2020 Projects/Initiatives

We aim to protect and preserve African American heritage in our towns through the rehabilitation of First Zion Baptist Church. Built in 1894 in a predominantly African American neighborhood, this historic and cultural landmark was a central meeting place for the local black community that developed alongside Storer College (1867-1955). With this project we will strive to share and celebrate the cultural contributions of the African American community in our towns. We hope to ensure economic sustainability for this work by providing a secular space for educational and artistic programs and exhibits that are open to all.

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