The texts for "The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925" come from the Academic Affairs Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Selection was guided by a trio of scholarly advisors: Reginald Hildebrand, Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies and History; Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Adjunct Professor of American Studies; and Donald G. Mathews, Professor of History and American Studies, all faculty at UNC-CH.
The White Rock Baptist Church was founded in Durham, N.C., in 1866.
This collection is comprised of materials, 1880s-1980s, documenting the history of the White Rock Baptist Church and the religious life of its members, who are mostly African Americans. Included are business and financial records; bulletins; obituaries; publications; photographs; newspaper clippings; community service announcements; and items pertaining to the officers, operation, and maintenance of the Church.