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Two black churches in Sanford offer a lesson in humility

Posted by on Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 8:42 AM

I've recently spent a lot of time in Sanford, an old brick manufacturing town in Lee County. Like a lot of Southern cities and towns there are still remnants of segregation in Sanford—one side of town that is largely black and another, white.

Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church, 1226 S. Vance St., Sanford - LISA SORG
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  • Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church, 1226 S. Vance St., Sanford


This is particularly evident in the churches. Many white churches in town are large, brick and steepled, and have multiple annexes and expansive parking lots. Many black and Latino churches are housed in small cinderblock buildings, former homes or trailers.

These two churches, are both in a largely African-American neighborhood in the 1200 block of South Vance Street, near a dead end. 

Little Galilee Solid Rock Holiness Church, 1205 S. Vance St., Sanford - LISA SORG
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  • Little Galilee Solid Rock Holiness Church, 1205 S. Vance St., Sanford




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