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Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ebenezer Baptist Church

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 8, 2012
1. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Free blacks and slaves living west of Second St. and north of Broad St. founded the Third African Baptist Church in 1857. In 1858, it was dedicated on this site as Ebenezer Baptist Church, with a white minister, the Rev. William T. Lindsay, as pastor, as required by law. On 21 May 1865, the Rev. Peter Randolph became the congregation’s first black pastor. The church made education one of its chief goals. It opened the first public school for black children in Richmond in 1866, organized Hartshorn Memorial College for black women in 1883, and helped found the Richmond Colored Young Men’s Christian Association in 1887.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-96.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 37° 33.01′ N, 77° 26.512′ W. Marker is in Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Leigh Street and St Peter Street, on the right when
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By Bernard Fisher, June 8, 2012
2. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
traveling west on West Leigh Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 West Leigh Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leigh Street Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond’s First African American Police Officers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (about 500 feet away); Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Officer Vernon L. Jarrelle (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Jasper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Sidney Gilpin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson Ward.
 
Also see . . .  Ebenezer Baptist Church. (Submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 8, 2012
3. Ebenezer Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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