Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site)
City of Fredericksburg, Virginia
At that time African-Americans sought to overcome racial discrimination through education. In 1906, Joseph Walker and a group of like-minded citizens decided to provide a high school for black students, since Fredericksburg Colored School was limited to the elementary grades. They established the Fredericksburg Normal and Industrial Institute, which opened in the basement of the Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site), but eventually moved to a more permanent location in what would later become the black community of Mayfield.
Erected by City of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1890.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 17.969′ N, 77° 27.501′ W. Marker was in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker was at the intersection of Princess Anne Street (Virginia Route 2) and Wolfe Street on Princess Anne Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within Freedom Riders Challenge a Nation (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site) (here, next to this marker); A Vibrant but Segregated Community (here, next to this marker); Mount Zion Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); First Stop on 1961 Freedom Rides (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
Also see . . . Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site) Church History. This history on the church's website. (Submitted on December 3, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,104 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on February 13, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on December 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.