Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Tabernacle Baptist Church
In January 1885, Dr. Edward M. Brawley, President, Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School (now Selma University) formed Tabernacle Baptist Church to be an integral part of the students' Christian formation and education. Significant associations existed between Tabernacle's congregation and leadership in the statewide and national African American Baptist Church, especially the National Baptist Convention, USA (NBC), which merged three organizations into one in 1895. Rev. W.H. Alpine and Rev. Brawley served as Presidents of the organizations that became the NBC and after the merger, Rev. D.V. Jemison and Rev. T.J. Jemison served as Presidents of the NBC. Tabernacle member Professor Richard Bryan Hudson served as General Secretary of the NBC from 1908-31. Dr. D.V. Jemison was commited to equality for Negroes and believed that pastors should be community leaders in this regard. During his time as NBC President that coincided with Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidency, historians have compared the renown of Tabernacle to that of FDR's Little White House at Warm Springs, GA. Rev. Jemison exerted such power and influence over the NBC in an effort to fight for equal rights.
Erected 2014 by the Tabernacle Baptist Church Congregation.
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1431 Broad Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Tabernacle Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Last Stronghold Falls (approx. ¼ mile away); John Tyler Morgan House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Interior Redoubt No. III (approx. half a mile away); White - Force Cottage (approx. half a mile away); R.B. Hudson High School (approx. half a mile away); Ware - Baker - Jones House (approx. half a mile away); Mabry - Jones Home (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Selma.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places Program. (Submitted on March 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Dedication and Unveiling of Historic Markers at Tabernacle Baptist Church. (Submitted on March 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Civil Rights • Education •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.