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Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist M.B. Church

 
 
First Baptist M.B. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. First Baptist M.B. Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1867 by freedmen. Moved to this site ca. 1896. Played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement in Port Gibson. Beginning in 1965, the NAACP held meetings here to promote boycotts of local white merchants, who subsequently filed suit. In a landmark ruling in 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the legality of the boycotts.
 
Erected 1999 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 31° 57.697′ N, 90° 58.958′ W. Marker is in Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Farmer Street and Orange Street, on the right when traveling north on Farmer Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Farmer Street, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lightfoot Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Port Gibson Boycott
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(about 400 feet away); St. Peter A.M.E. Church (about 400 feet away); Claiborne County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Claiborne County (about 400 feet away); Planter's Hotel (about 400 feet away); McDougall House (about 400 feet away); Lil Green (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
The First Baptist M.B. Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. The First Baptist M.B. Church
First Baptist M.B. Church looking south on Farmer Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. First Baptist M.B. Church looking south on Farmer Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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