Historic Markers Across Alabama

Lilly Baptist Church

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 820 Hill St, Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 21.995    W 086° 19.774
  32.36658333    -86.32956666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJVJY


Lilly Baptist Church
"The Lilly"
820 Hill Street

Lilly Baptist Church, established November, 1900 as a missionary church of Bethel Missionary Baptist. Originally located on St. Clair Street in a small frame building. Moved May 27, 1973, into new 1500-seat sanctuary at present location. Education Complex added April, 1985.

Known as "The Lilly," church was active in Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56). Noted for its music, the church has seven choirs which recorded albums in 1974 and 1984. 500 members of congregation participated in nationally acclaimed movie, "Long Walk Home." "The Lilly" has played a significant role in Montgomery since its founding and continues to serve as a spiritual beacon to the community.


More Information:
Wikipedia - Montgomery Bus Boycott

Wikipedia - Civil rights movement
Borgna Brunner and Elissa Haney - Civil Rights Timeline
Wikipedia - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wikipedia - Rosa Parks
Academy of Achievement - Rosa Park Rosa Parks

End of Lilly Baptist Church