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Grenada in Grenada County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Belle Flower M.B. Church

 
 
Belle Flower M.B. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
1. Belle Flower M.B. Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized ca. 1868, Belle Flower M. B. Church, one of the oldest Black Baptist churches in Grenada, served as a headquarters and meeting place for a number of organizations during the Civil Rights movement. From its pulpit such leaders as Andrew Young and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., promoted voter registration.
 
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 33° 47.176′ N, 89° 48.553′ W. Marker is in Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pearl Street and Water Street, on the left when traveling west on West Pearl Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 W Pearl St, Grenada MS 38901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Magic Slim (approx. ¼ mile away); Grenada Blues (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grenada County Confederate Monument
Belle Flower M.B. Church & marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
2. Belle Flower M.B. Church & marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward C. Walthall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grenada Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 0.8 miles away); Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grenada.
 
Fire destroyed roof of the Belle Flower M.B. Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
3. Fire destroyed roof of the Belle Flower M.B. Church.
The new Belle Flower M.B. Church next door at 418 W. Pearl St. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
4. The new Belle Flower M.B. Church next door at 418 W. Pearl St.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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