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Historic black church in new football stadium’s path has a new home

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Historic black church in new football stadium’s path has a new home

Friendship Baptist Church celebrated the opening of its new building Sunday, a few blocks away from the former church site. STEPHANNIE STOKES / WABE
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Friendship Baptist Church celebrated the opening of its new building Sunday, a few blocks away from the former church site.
STEPHANNIE STOKES / WABE

By STEPHANNIE STOKES, WABE 

A church torn down for the construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium has a new home.

The congregation of Friendship Baptist Church celebrated Sunday, starting with a walk from the old site to the new. Fifty or so people joined the march, beginning at Mitchell Street, where Friendship Baptist stood before it was demolished three years ago.

To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here.


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