First Baptist Beale Street

Address: 379 Beale St. Memphis, TN Phone: (901) 522-9073
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Formerly known as Beale Street Baptist, this church is the first brick-constructed, multi-story church in the U.S. built for African Americans. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This church is also the first African-American Missionary Baptist Church in the country built by slaves. Newspaper publisher, Ida B. Wells operated her newspaper from this church.


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