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04/13/08-Liberty City

East Texas Church Celebrates 135th Anniversary

It was a big birthday for a little East Texas church, Sunday as it celebrated a long tradition of freedom and faith.  It was the 135th birthday of Mount Pleasant C-M-E Church on old Highway 135 near Liberty City.  The day was marked with a ceremony, music and recognition of the founders.   Established as a one room church in 1873 by freed slaves, the church not only became a place of worship, but also a school  and a place where generations became family.

The founders were also remembered, Sunday with a sounding of the churches bells.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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