“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Day Street Baptist Church

Day Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
1. Day Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized from Bethel Baptist Church, congregation founded 1882 with Rev. George Casby as first minister. Originally met in frame building; fund-raising began for this edifice in 1906. Designed by Wallace Rayfield, Tuskegee Institute architect and faculty member, building completed ca. 1910. A graduate of Pratt School of Architecture, Rayfield established the first black architectural firm in Birmingham and won national recognition. Day Street's community activities included the organization of the first black Alabama scout troops and involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Rev. M. C. Cleveland led the church from 1933 until his death in 1978.
Erected 1995 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 32° 22.172′ N, 86° 19.461′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County
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. Marker is at the intersection of Day Street and Davidson Street, on the right when traveling east on Day Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 861 Day Street, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away); From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 (approx. ¼ mile away); Loveless School / Henry Allen Loveless (approx. ¼ mile away); Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sherman W. White, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lilly Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Four Points: One of Several Black Business Hubs in Montgomery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Day Street Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
2. Day Street Baptist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 180 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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