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Civil rights activist visits First Baptist to 'pass the torch'

Civil rights activist visits First Baptist to 'pass the torch'

Thousands visited Williamsburg's First Baptist Church throughout February, drawn by the church's restored bell and Let Freedom Ring Challenge. This weekend, First Baptist will host another special guest: Virgil Wood, civil rights leader and associate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hoping to share Wood's visit with the community, First Baptist presents a series of events April 2-4.

"He was a close associate and adviser to Martin Luther King," said the Rev. Reginald Davis, pastor of First Baptist. "He's coming here because he wants to continue the unfinished work of freedom and justice and equality for all God's people."

Wood served alongside...

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