Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
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Mt. Olive is the oldest black Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee, AL. Churches that
Mt. Olives past has been filled with many outstanding pastors, members, and leaders. It is significant to note that Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee University, was among its outstanding members. Mt. Olive's notable members also include:
1963, Detroit Lee, father of Anthony Lee, chief protagonist in pivotal court case Lee vs Macon County Alabama Board of Education
1967, Lucius Amerson, first black Sheriff (Macon County, Alabama) in the South since Reconstruction
1972, Johnny Ford, first black Mayor (Tuskegee, Alabama)
1981. Ora Manning, first black female Interim Superintendent of Macon County, Alabama
1986, Amelia Peterson, first black female appointed City Council member (Tuskegee, Alabama)
1994, Grethelyn Averhart, first black female Chief of Police (Tuskegee, Alabama)
Erected 2019 by City Of Tuskegee, Tuskegee University, Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion
Location. 32° 25.879′ N, 85° 41.18′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on Cedar Street south of Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Cedar Street, Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel "Sammy" Leamon Younge, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Macon County Legal Milestone (approx. half a mile away); Macon County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brief History of Tuskegee, Alabama (approx. 0.6 miles away); 119 Westside Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Trade With Your Friends" (approx. 0.6 miles away); William P. Mitchell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tuskegee High School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.