Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“Jasper didn’t convert me to his religion, but he did convert me to himself….I felt his greatness.” A Richmond reporter
“You felt the ground got holy where he went along." One of Jasper’s converts
Born in a slave cabin, John Jasper became one of the most famous preachers of his time. Freed by emancipation in 1865 at the age of 53, he founded the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church here on Brown’s Island. In 1869, the congregation moved to Duval Street, where it remains today.
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
Location. 37° 32.038′ N, 77° 26.567′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 7th Street and Tredegar Street. Click for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk on Brown's Island. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Laboratory (within shouting distance of this marker); Tredegar Iron Works Manchester & Free Bridges (about 400 feet away); R&P Railroad Piers (about 400 feet away); Brown’s Island (about 400 feet away); Canal Walk / Historic Canals (about 400 feet away); Falls of the James (about 500 feet away); Three Days in April 1865 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. John Jasper (1812-1901). VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives - Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church. (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Notable Persons •
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