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Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church

 
 
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
1. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The Rev. John Jasper, born a slave in Fluvanna County on 4 July 1812, organized the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church congregation in Richmond on 3 Sept. 1867 in a former Confederate stable on Brown’s Island. A nationally celebrated preacher, Jasper was best known for his 1878 sermon “De Sun Do Move,” which he later delivered by invitation more than 250 times. He died on 30 Mar. 1901 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Richmond. In 1869, the congregation moved to this site. The present church (built 1887–1890) was remodeled in 1925 in the Gothic Revival style by the noted black architect Charles T. Russell.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 43.)
 
Location. 37° 33.025′ N, 77° 26.318′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on West Duval Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 W Duval Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Jasper (within shouting distance of this marker); Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Marker in front of church image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
2. Marker in front of church
(about 600 feet away); Leigh Street Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Legacy on Leigh Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quality Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alfred D. “A.D.” Price (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  “De Sun Do Move” Sermon by John Jasper (1812–1901). This page also has a photo of the Rev. Jasper. (Submitted on July 29, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Notable Persons
 
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
3. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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