Deacon Robert E. Nelson, Sr

For the last century, African-American churches in McCormick, Greenwood and Edgefield counties have maintained a fellowship of song through the Springfield Baptist Singing Convention. Led for 25 years by Deacon Robert Elijah Nelson, Sr., the members of the convention continue the tradition of “shape note” singing through their biannual singing celebrations.

Deacon Robert E. Nelson, Sr

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