While doing more research on the Faith Congregational Church, I have come to realize that this church had more meaning to it than blacks not being able to praise and worship within the benches down below. As stated before, in 1819, a group of African Americans in Hartford grew weary of being assigned seats in the galleries and in the rear of churches and decided to begin worshipping on their own in the conference room of the First Church of Christ, now Center Church, in Hartford. This would become the first black Congregational Church in Connecticut, the third oldest in the nation. The congregation moved its services to a building on State Street in 1820. That same year, the congregation established itself as The African American Religious Society of Hartford and resolved to build a house of worship where all would be welcome and no one would have assigned seating. In 1826 the congregation purchased property at the corner of Talcott and Market streets, where they built a stone-and-brick church. This church became a huge part of Hartford’s black community and a place where all of the individuals who did not believe in slavery could meet and gather together. After that, members of the church realized that they needed an education for them to be able to prosper. They decided to establish a district school.