Bogalusa in Washington Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church
The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church has been utilized in support of community and civil rights activities prior and since the historic 1960s Civil Rights Movement. The only church in the Bogalusa community that permitted assembly of grassroots meetings. As news media described, “Freedom Songs at the Ebenezer Baptist Church inspired unity and heroic leaders articulated to overflowed audiences.” This historic landmark enabled a turning point in American history.
Erected 2017 by Thomas D. and Gloria W. Kates family and to the dedicated leadership of Dr. Raymond E. Mims, Sr., Pastor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights.
Location. 30° 47.873′ N, 89° 51.161′ W. Marker is in Bogalusa, Louisiana, in Washington Parish. Marker is on Church Street east of Poplas Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1104 Poplas Street, Bogalusa LA 70427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles Bogalusa's Birthplace (approx. 1.3 miles away); At This Very Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); A. Z. Young's Home - Civil Rights Leader (approx. 1.8 miles away); Robert "Bob" Hicks House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Robert "Bob" Hicks/ Robert "Bob" Hicks Street (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Wheat Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away in Mississippi); Deputy O'Neal Moore (approx. 6.8 miles away).
Regarding The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Bible verse on the marker, Matthew 5:16, is "Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house." (King James Version)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2020. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 112 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Gloria Kates of Bogalusa, Louisiana. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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