Dan Rodricks: A long thread of Black church history loops back to Baltimore | Baltimore Sun

Dan Rodricks: A long thread of Black church history loops back to Baltimore | Baltimore Sun

Professor Lawrence Jackson, fellow parishioners, and colleagues in the Johns Hopkins Inheritance Baltimore initiative helped the South’s first Black Episcopal congregation convince Colonial Williamsburg to lend meaningful rare tapestry knitted, nearly 200 years ago, by founding priest Reverend William Levington.

On June 9th, representatives from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation arrived in Baltimore with the sampler tapestry as part of St. James’ 200th anniversary jubilee, a celebration of its founding as the nation’s third oldest African American Episcopal church. It will be on display at the Episcopal Diocesan Center of Maryland, on University Parkway, through July 7, 2024.

You can read Baltimore Sun writer Dan Rodricks’ article and interview with Prof. Jackson here.