Architectural detail of window arches on Old South Church in Boston

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250th Anniversary of Phillis Wheatley's Baptism

Ten years after her enslavement and arrival in America, Phillis Wheatley chose to be baptized in what is now the Old South Meeting House on August 18, 1771. As a member of the church, she found a community and a deep spiritual connection, but she also likely felt some unease sharing fellowship with white congregants who owned slaves.

To mark the 250th anniversary of Wheatley’s baptism, Revolutionary Spaces interviewed four phenomenal, Christian women reflect on this moment: Dr. Deb Washington, Amo Ngoepe, Jess Young Chang (soon to be our seminarian) and Rev. Cheryl Harris. Click here for more information and full individual interviews.