First African Baptist Church , Savannah, Georgia.
Unfortunately no picture taking was allowed. It's ashame they don't let you get pictures the place is rich with history.
The ceiling of the church is in the design of a “Nine Patch Quilt” which represented that the church was a safe house for slaves. Nine Patch Quilts also served as a map and guide informing people where to go next or what to look out for during their travel.
The holes in the floor are in the shape of an African prayer symbol known as a Congolese Cosmogram. In Africa, it also means “Flash of the Spirits” and represents birth, life, death, and rebirth.
Beneath the lower auditorium floor is another finished subfloor which is known as the “Underground Railroad”. There is 4ft of height between both floors. The entrance to the Underground Railroad remains unknown. After leaving our tunnel, slaves would try to make their way far north as possible. At one point in time people used to feed people through the holes to keep them nourished while in hiding. There are no records as to who went through the tunnel or how many....... firstafricanbc.com/history.asp