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List of Burned Black Churches

By The Associated Press
Thursday, June 20, 1996; 6:36 p.m. EDT

Fires at predominantly black churches in the South that have been investigated as possible arson. (Thursday, officials began probing a similar fire in Portland, Ore.) By date:

Johnson Grove Baptist, Bells, Tenn.; Jan. 13, 1995

Macedonia Baptist, Denmark, Tenn.; Jan. 13, 1995

Mount Calvary Baptist, Hardeman County, Tenn.; Jan. 31, 1995

Mount Zion AME, Williamsburg County, S.C.; June 20, 1995 (arrest made)

Macedonia Baptist, Manning S.C.; June 22, 1995 (arrest made)

St. John Baptist, Lexington County, S.C.; Aug. 15, 1995 (arrest made)

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Raeford, N.C.; Oct. 31, 1995

Mount Zion Baptist, Boligee, Ala.; Dec. 22, 1995

Salem Baptist, Gibson County, Tenn.; Dec. 30, 1995

Ohovah AME Church, Orrum, N.C.; Jan. 6, 1996 (arrest made)

Inner City, Knoxville, Tenn.; Jan. 8, 1996

Little Zion Baptist, Green County, Ala.; Jan. 11, 1996

Mount Zoar Baptist, Green County, Ala.; Jan. 11, 1996

Cypress Grove Baptist, East Baton Rouge, La.; Feb. 1, 1996

St. Paul's Free Baptist, East Baton Rouge, La.; Feb. 1, 1996

Sweet Home Baptist, Baker, La.; Feb. 1, 1996

Thomas Chapel Benevolent Society, East Baton Rouge, La.; Feb. 1, 1996

Glorious Church of God in Christ, Richmond, Va.; Feb. 21, 1996

New Liberty Baptist, Tyler, Ala.; Feb. 28, 1996 (arrest made)

St. Paul AME, Hatley, Miss.; March 5, 1996

New Mount Zion Baptist, Ruleville, Miss.; March 20, 1996

Gay's Hill Baptist, Millen, Ga.; March 27, 1996

El Bethel, Satartia, Miss.; March 30, 1996 (arrest made)

St. Charles Baptist, Paincourtville, La.; April 11, 1996

Rosemary Baptist, Barnwell, S.C.; April 13, 1996

Effingham Baptist, Effingham, S.C.; April 26, 1996

Mount Pleasant Baptist, Tigrett, Tenn.; May 14, 1996

Mount Tabor Baptist, Cerro Gordo, N.C.; May 23, 1996

Pleasant Hill Baptist, Lumberton, N.C.; May 24, 1996

Rising Star Baptist, Greensboro, Ala.; June 3, 1996

Matthews Murkland Presbyterian Church sanctuary, Charlotte, N.C.; June 7, 1996 (arrest made)

New Light House of Prayer, Greenville, Texas; June 9, 1996

The Church of the Living God, Greenville, Texas; June 9, 1996

Evangelist Temple, Marianna, Fla.; June 12, 1996

First Missionary Baptist Church, Enid, Okla.; June 13, 1996 (arrest made)

Hills Chapel Baptist Church, Rocky Point, N.C.; June 17, 1996

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Kossuth, Miss.; June 17, 1996

Central Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Kossuth, Miss.; June 17, 1996

Immanuel Christian Fellowship, Portland, Ore.; June 20, 1996

New Birth Temple, Shreveport, La.; June 24, 1996

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