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New Historical Highway Marker Dedicated to Gowan Pamphlet

WILLIAMSBURG-A new Virginia Department of Historic Resources Historical Highway Marker is being dedicated to Gowan Pamphlet, the enslaved and later free Baptist minister from 1776 who helped form one of the nation’s oldest Black congregations, which is today known as First Baptist Church

Members of the current First Baptist Church community will hold a ceremony for the marker dedication on Sunday, April 25 at 2pm at the intersection of Scotland and N. Nassau Streets.

In attendance will be Rev. James Ingram, Colonial Williamsburg actor-interpreter, portraying Gowan Pamphlet; Rev. Dr. Reginald F. Davis, pastor of First Baptist Church; and Liz Montgomery, chairwoman of the First Baptist Church History Ministry.

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