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New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Local

The Second Baptist Church in downtown New Albany, known in those days as the Town Clock Church, was built in 1852. It was a resource for slaves who were searching for freedom. During slavery, which happened between 1619 and 1865, Indiana was a free state that bordered Kentucky, a slave state. If sla...