Barry Farm in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Campbell African Methodist Episcopal Church
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
— 2562 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE —
In 1950, under the leadership of Rev. Samuel Everette Guiles, the church organized the Campbell Civic Club, and began hosting NAACP strategy meetings and rallies to fight public school segregation. Church members were plaintiffs in Bolling v. Sharpe, a companion case to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
Barbara (left) and Adrienne Jennings, two of the Bolling plaintiffs, celebrate the Brown decision with their mother, Luberta Jennings.
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Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2562 Martin Luther King, Jr Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barry Farm Dwellings (within shouting distance of this marker); Roads That Divide (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hillsdale (about 300 feet away); Grandpapa's Farm (about 500 feet away); Faith and Action (about 700 feet away); The Curative Powers of Nature (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Navy Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birney School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barry Farm.
Regarding Campbell African Methodist Episcopal Church. Campbell AME Church dates back to 1850 when members of the local free Black community organized Allen Chapel near Good Hope Village (now Garfield). Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church, as it is now known, remains the oldest Black church in Hillsdale. With the arrival of the Barry Farm Freedmen's settlement (later renamed Hillsdale) after the Civil War, Allen Chapel grew so large that a group split off in 1867 and formed Mount Zion AME Church
Among the members of Campbell AME Church were Barbara and Adrienne Jennings, two of the plaintiffs in Bolling v. Sharpe, which became a part of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education (1954). All of the Bolling plaintiffs came from the Hillsdale community.
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Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of Brown v. Board of Education markers.
Also see . . . Campbell AME Church, African American Heritage Trail (Submitted on January 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Additional keywords. Anacostia; Barry Farm; Hillsdale; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Education
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,163 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 8, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on January 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.