Fires at Petersburg, Virginia-Ruins of the Colored Baptist Church of Harrison Street

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Title

Fires at Petersburg, Virginia-Ruins of the Colored Baptist Church of Harrison Street

Subject

African Americans, religion, violence, race relations

Description

Early in the morning of May 1, 1866, fires damaged several African American churches in Petersburg, including the Sunday school building adjacent to one of them. Many white Virginians feared that the schools would become hotbeds of radical Republicanism.

Source

Harper's Weekly, May 19, 1866, p. 317

Publisher

Harper and Brothers

Date

May 1, 1866

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Engraving

Identifier

15_1076_003 Pbg church

Coverage

Petersburg, Virginia

Citation

“Fires at Petersburg, Virginia-Ruins of the Colored Baptist Church of Harrison Street,” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed April 22, 2019, http://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/582.