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The slave mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad was one of the earliest movements against slavery in the history of the United States. Upon their release in 1841, the Africans who participated in this revolt came to Farmington, Connecticut and stayed there before they returned to Africa. In this little town, they attended the First Church of Christ. This church was one of early icons of slavery abolition in the nation.

Built in 1771, this Greek Revival-inspired church was designed by Judah Woodruff. This church is the third house of worship for the First Church of Christ movement. Aside from its historic role, the church is also notable for being one of the earliest examples of period architectural style. The church?s thin steeple on its bell tower is its trademark feature.

For its historic and architectural significance, the church was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
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