Historic Markers Across Alabama



Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church



Marker ID: ACRT 9
Location: 801 West 17th Street, Anniston, AL
County: Calhoun
Coordinates: N 33° 39.985    W 085° 50.38
  33.66641666    -85.83966666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church
Organized 1887

—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —


Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church served as the home of "mass meetings" for black Annistonians who planned and executed Anniston's part of the Civil Rights Movement. Reverends D.C. Washington (1937-1960) and Nimrod Q. Reynolds (1960-2008) hosted a succession of Civil Rights leaders at the Church including Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Fred Shuttlesworth, Benjamin Mays, Walter White, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr.

Erected 2016 by City of Anniston Historic Trails Program.



Notes:

Pictures of this marker maybe found on HMDB.org.

More information:
Anniston Civil Rights Trail Map (PDF)
Wikipedia - Mob violence in Anniston and Birmingham
Wikipedia - Freedom Riders
Wikipedia - Jim Crow laws



End of Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church