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Hall Street Baptist Church

Montgomery County

 
 
Hall Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2020
1. Hall Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1903, forty community members organized Hall Street Baptist Church. Rev. James Brannon served as the first pastor. The church played an integral role in Centennial Hill's history and culture and shone as a beacon for those fighting for Civil Rights. Rev. Ralph Abernathy served as acting pastor from September 1949 to March 1950. Civil Rights activist Johnnie R. Carr and her son Arlam Carr Jr. were lifelong church members. From her home, Mrs. Carr stood as the watch man over the church and grounds. She also provided church keys for members, groups, and choirs who needed access. Many pastors and church members often participated in Civil Rights activities, such as Emancipation Celebrations, the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, and voter registration drives. Church member Poccolia Walker Wilson was the church's designated driver during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Dr. Felix James, Sr. holds the distinction of the longest serving pastor, from 1957 to 1995. Nineteen pastors have ministered faithfully to Hall Street Baptist Church over its long and illustrious history. The church continues to be a shining light to the Centennial Hill
Hall Street Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2020
2. Hall Street Baptist Church and Marker
community and the city of Montgomery.

Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage August 29, 2017

 
Erected 2018 by Councilman Tracy Larkin and Hall Street Baptist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights.
 
Location. 32° 22.202′ N, 86° 17.495′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Hall Street and Lake Street, on the right when traveling south on Hall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Hall St, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnnie R. and Arlam Carr, Sr. Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama State University / Tatum Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aurelia Eliscera Shines Browder (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Ralph David Abernathy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Nat "King" Cole (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forest Avenue's Medical Facilities / Oak Park Montgomery's First Public Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); South Jackson Street / Victor Hugo Tulane (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgia Gilmore (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage plaque on wall of church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2020
3. Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage plaque on wall of church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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