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Second Missionary Baptist Church
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"The Second Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1869 by the Reverend Ned Johnson. Before this time Christian slaves often attended the churches of their masters. The nucleus of Second Baptist began with both Baptist and Methodist ex-slaves building a brush arbor at the lower edge of the 'Old Pegues Estate,' now known as Amma Delle Subdivision. A group of women transferred their membership from the white Baptist church to the new church: Jane Wilburn, Jane Dickens, Eliza Brown, Vinna Thompson, Matilda Ivy Sanders, Betty McCloud, Polly Avant, and Martha Butler. Henry Woods, a noted slave fiddler assisted this band of women and served as custodian.
Second Baptist, page two
Churches, main page


Second Baptist Church. Oxford, MS. c. 1988. Photographer unknown.

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