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Wed June 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Historic African American church adapts to changing times

Williams Chapel Baptist Church, Oakland,CA
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At the intersection of 10th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland sits the historic, 74-year-old Williams Chapel Baptist Church. It’s in the heart of the San Antonio East Lake district, and its congregation is predominantly African American. Membership used to average around 800 people, but in the last 20 years, membership has gone down to about 500 as the demographics of the neighborhood have undergone massive change.

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