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Beulah Baptist Church

Organized 1880

 
 
Beulah Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
1. Beulah Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Beulah Baptist Church was organized in the home of Monday and Dora Duvall, on the corner of Hull and Winnie Streets. Rev. William (Billy) Jenkins served as the pastor when the first church building was erected on Norton Street. Beulah served as the first classroom for the Alabama Colored People's University, which later became State Normal College, then Alabama State University. During the Church's centennial celebration, the University's president, Dr. Levi Watkins, who was a member of Beulah, hailed the contribution. Beulah also was the home church for Nat King Cole's family.

Beulah's edifice served as a gathering place for many civic, political, and spiritual meetings, including a mass meeting on January 23, 1956 which affirmed support for the on-going bus boycott. Beulah has housed the Boys and Girls Club, and several church congregations and hosted the Alabama Baptist and Southeast Antioch District Conventions. The Montgomery community has benefitted from Beulah's clothes closet, meals-on-wheels, and other health and welfare programs.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1929.
 
Location. 32° 20.302′ N, 86° 18.969′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosa L. Parks Avenue and National Street, on the right when traveling north on Rosa L. Parks Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3703 Rosa L Parks Avenue, Montgomery AL 36105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Sites Near Fairview Environmental Park (approx. one mile away); Marching to Montgomery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Campsite 4 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Heroes' Welcome (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Refuge (approx. 1.1 miles away); City of St. Jude/The Selma to Montgomery March (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sidney Lanier High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rosa Parks Returns to St. Paul AME / Rosa Parks's Faith Guided Her Life (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
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Beulah Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
2. Beulah Baptist Church
 Beulah Baptist Church website. (Submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Beulah Baptist Church Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
3. Beulah Baptist Church Sign
Beulah Baptist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
4. Beulah Baptist Church Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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