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Ebenezer Baptist Church

 
 
Ebenezer Baptist Church National Historic Landmark and Heritage Sanctuary Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2012
1. Ebenezer Baptist Church National Historic Landmark and Heritage Sanctuary Markers
Inscription.  
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

May 5th 1977
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior


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Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary
407-413 Auburn Avenue

Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a spiritual, social, and political center - a home-away-from-home - for generations of black Atlantans. Under the leadership of the Williams and King families, the church dedicated itself to helping individuals with their everyday food, shelter and health needs. During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Ebenezer gained a worldwide reputation as a springboard for educational, voter registration, and other civic reforms.

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Rev. King [Sr.] used to tell us on Sunday, "I love you Ebenezer, I love you." That's what we were told. That's why I'm still at my church, because of the love he gave not only to his children but to the whole membership.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1983.
 
Location. 33° 45.325′ N, 84° 22.45′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. It is in Sweet Auburn. Marker is at the intersection of Auburn Avenue and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east on Auburn Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Ebenezer Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary (here, next to this marker); Sweet Auburn Walk (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ebenezer Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Behold (within shouting distance of this marker); Heyday of Auburn Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eternal Flame (within shouting distance of this marker); Cox Brothers Funeral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. The bottom marker features
Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 2006
2. Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
a photograph of the congregation with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the front row.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 29, 2005
3. Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Intersection of Auburn Avenue and Jackson Street, as seen from the new Horizon Sanctuary. Markers are just to the left of the front doors. The National Historic Landmark marker is just visible.
Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 24, 2015
4. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Markers visible to the left of the entrance.
Ebenezer Baptist Church foundation stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 24, 2015
5. Ebenezer Baptist Church foundation stone
The text reads:
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Organized by. Rev. Jno. Parker
November, 1886
Rebuilt by Rev. A.D. Williams D.D.
Who was called to this church Mar. 4, 1894
Deacons and Building Committee
J.W. Johnson Chairman • H.D. Edwards V. Chm. • P.D. Watson Secty. • P.M. Veasey Treas. • R.B. Hunter • G.W. Scott • Geo. Dalton • Dock Hill • J.F. Harris • J.W. Walker • W.M. Moore • Rastus Kennedy • Samuel Martin • Jethro English • L.M. Brantley
We receptical in this stone to be opened and contents read March 1939.
Laid by Smooth ASDAR Grand Lodge F&A A.Y.M.N.C.
Horizon Sanctuary, Ebenezer Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller
6. Horizon Sanctuary, Ebenezer Baptist Church
Orientation: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and Preservation District image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 2006
7. Orientation: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and Preservation District
Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church unit, lower right.
Ebenezer Baptist Church interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 24, 2015
8. Ebenezer Baptist Church interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,722 times since then and 117 times this year. Last updated on March 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on April 23, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on July 18, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on July 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   6. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   8. submitted on July 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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