Colored People's Concert.

May 30, 1866


White Southerners let blacks gather at their Second Baptist church in Richmond for a vocal concert to benefit another church destroyed by fire.


Colored People's Concert. - A concert of vocal music, in which all engaged were colored people, took place last night in the lecture-room of the Second Baptist Church, for the benefit of the Second African Church, whose house of worship was destroyed by fire on the 1st of April. We learn that they applied in vain to the other colored churches for the use of one of their houses on this occasion; and the Second Baptist Church, who years ago organized, and up to the close of the war exercised guardianship over them, readily acceded to their request. Thus it ever will be. The negroes of the south will always find the southern white man their truest friend.
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