The restored bell of First Baptist Church is days away from resounding through Williamsburg for the first time since the days of segregation.
The bell will ring in celebration of the church's 240th anniversary, as one of the nation's oldest African-American Baptist churches. Even more, the bell will ring as a call for racial healing.
First Baptist Church and Colonial Williamsburg have encouraged the community, and the nation, to participate in the Let Freedom Ring Challenge: ringing the bell throughout the day, every day of February.
The challenge has already garnered support from prominent leaders and...