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Liberty Association - African American Baptists in Kentucky
Birth Year : 1868
The annual address of the 50th Anniversary of the Liberty Association is included in Jubilee History and Biographical Sketches of Liberty Association by G. R. Ford. The organization was established in 1868 by Rev. Peter Murrell, who was moderator of the first meeting held in Horse Cave, Ky, and Allen Allensworth was the secretary. Rev. Murrell would continue as an administrator of the association until the early 1900s. The meetings were held in the Hart, Barren, and Muhlenberg County areas of the state. In 1875, the Zion affiliation left the association. The year 1918 was also the 55th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was recognized during the Liberty Association meeting. It was estimated that there were 80,000 Colored Baptist in Kentucky.
Subjects: Religion & Church Work
Geographic Region: Kentucky