St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Zion Baptist Church
Founded (circa) 1886
— -94 Evergreen Avenue - —
Blessed with communal origins, enthused former members of The First Baptist Church in Lincolnville who lived in West Augustine were inspired to establish what is today a unique edifice-built in 1921.
The heritage of the church echoes such names as the Reverends Charles Baker, M.B. Britton, W.J. Johnson, Ed Martin, G.W. Dobson, Daniel J. Davis, Clements, Coleman, Rawls, J. Williams, and today’s Rev. J.M. Sams.
Zion Baptist Church played a pivotal role in The Civil Rights Movement which appeared heavily stimulated by the inconquerable influence. Glory is extended to all energies aforementioned.
Efforts of this church were specifically endeavored and divinely enhanced to meet the strenuous challenges encountered during the local civil rights movement of the late 1950s and 1960s – which led to the passage of The Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Community Supporters: The Clifton and Georgia Eubanks and Donald and Martha Bailey families.
The Civil Rights Memorial
Committee Of St. Augustine: Gerald Eubanks, Chairman: Bernice Harper, Vice-Chairman:
Rev. Willie M. Bolden, General Ronald L. Bailey, And In Esteemed Memory
Of Michael McQueen And Jimmie D. Wells.
Erected 2015 by The Civil Rights Memorial Projects Committee of St. Augustine, et.al.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 29° 53.652′ N, 81° 19.904′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Evergreen Avenue and Spring Street, on the right when traveling west on Evergreen Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94 Evergreen Avenue, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 96 Evergreen Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 57 Chapin Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); 262 West King Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Randolph Caldecott (approx. ¼ mile away); S.D.W. Smith, Ancient City, Mt. Horeb #20650 Julia Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
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