First Church's History of Enslaved People and Enslavers

Remembering Slavery's Living Legacy.  PDF Powerpoint by Dan Smith, from September 23rd, 2019 presentation.
Stories Impossible to Tell  Starting in December 2018, First Church began hosting round table discussions about "Stories Impossible to Tell."  These narratives about enslaved persons were written by James Ramsey, MInisterial Intern at First Church during the Summer of 2018 in consultation with Senior Minister, Rev. Dan Smith.  Click below for links to these narratives:    
• Preface and Part I - Cicely Stories Impossible to Tell - Cicely.pdf
• Preface and Part II - Titus Stories Impossible to Tell - Titus.pdf

Owning Our History:  First Church and Race 1636-1873 Research Paper by David Kidder (see attachment below)

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