Historic Markers Across Georgia



Ebenezer Baptist Church



Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Auburn Avenue and Jackson St, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.325    W 084° 22.45
  33.75541666    -84.37416666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary

407-413 Auburn Avenue



Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a spiritual, social, and political center - a home-away-from-home - for generations of black Atlantans. Under the leadership of the Williams and King families, the church dedicated itself to helping individuals with their everyday food, shelter and health needs. During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Ebenezer gained a worldwide reputation as a springboard for educational, voter registration, and other civic reforms.

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Rev. King [Sr.] used to tell us on Sunday, "I love you Ebenezer, I love you." That's what we were told. That's why I'm still at my church, because of the love he gave not only to his children but to the whole membership.

Erected by National Park Service.



 
Notes:

Wikipedia - Martin Luther King, Sr.
Wikipedia - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Prize - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Biographical
Ebenezer Baptist Church

 

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