Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
Rosa Parks was an active member of the church in the 1950s, serving as a Sunday School teacher and Deaconess; Rev. Henry A. Duncombe Sr. served as pastor and Rev. Lucius Fortson was presiding elder. On December I, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger, a brave act of defiance which launched the Montgomery bus boycott and the modern civil rights movement.
The church relocated to this location in 1998.
Erected 2018 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 19.997′ N, 86° 17.692′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of East Patton Avenue and Wesley Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Patton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 East Patton Avenue, Montgomery AL 36111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosa Parks Returns to St. Paul AME / Rosa Parks's Faith Guided Her Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Beulah Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Huntingdon College (approx. 1.4 miles away); Folmar - Siegelman House (approx. 1.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Moore-Tyson-McPhillips Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fitzgerald Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sidney Lanier High School (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Also see . . . History of St. Paul A.M.E. Church. (Submitted on December 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.