“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Beulah Baptist Church

Organized 1880

Beulah Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
1. Beulah Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Beulah Baptist Church was organized in the home of Monday and Dora Duvall, on the corner of Hull and Winnie Streets. Rev. William (Billy) Jenkins served as the pastor when the first church building was erected on Norton Street. Beulah served as the first classroom for the Alabama Colored People's University, which later became State Normal College, then Alabama State University. During the Church's centennial celebration, the University's president, Dr. Levi Watkins, who was a member of Beulah, hailed the contribution. Beulah also was the home church for Nat King Cole's family.

Beulah's edifice served as a gathering place for many civic, political, and spiritual meetings, including a mass meeting on January 23, 1956 which affirmed support for the on-going bus boycott. Beulah has housed the Boys and Girls Club, and several church congregations and hosted the Alabama Baptist and Southeast Antioch District Conventions. The Montgomery community has benefitted from Beulah's clothes closet, meals-on-wheels, and other health and welfare programs.
Erected 2006 by the Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 20.302′ N, 86° 18.969′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at
Beulah Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
2. Beulah Baptist Church
the intersection of Rosa L. Parks Avenue and National Street, on the right when traveling north on Rosa L. Parks Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3703 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Montgomery AL 36105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heroes' Welcome (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Refuge (approx. 1.1 miles away); City of St. Jude/The Selma to Montgomery March (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sidney Lanier High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rosa Parks Branch Library / Bertha Pleasant Williams (approx. 1.4 miles away); Charlie and Lucille Times (approx. 1.5 miles away); Folmar - Siegelman House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
Also see . . .  Beulah Baptist Church website. (Submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Beulah Baptist Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
3. Beulah Baptist Church Sign
Beulah Baptist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
4. Beulah Baptist Church Cornerstone
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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