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Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

271 W. King Street

— New Augustine —

 
 
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 16, 2016
1. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This spiritual and civic citadel was established in 1929 with Rev. R.H. Whittaker as spiritual leader, and Chairman of the Board of Deacons, D.P. Mims. This church, the gateway to New Augustine, experienced phenomenal growth under the inspired leadership of Rev. J.A. Wright, beginning in 1955—becoming a spiritual beacon of New Augustine and emerging leader and light of civic pride in The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Among the Vanguard of Civil Rights, and Shiloh Baptist communicants, were the following: Marie Smith, Pauline Williams, Valerie Brown, Isabelle Jenkins, Valjean Brown, Mary Mitchell, Gloria Washington, Christine Brown, Sophronie Miller, and Ethel Jenkins.

Presented by the Civil Rights Memorial Projects Committee of St. Augustine, Executive committee: Gerald Eubanks, Chairman: Bernice Harper, Vice-chairman: Joe Eubanks and Jimmie Wells, and supported by Henry “Hank” Thomas, Freedom Rider, 1961
Erected January 2007

 
Erected 2007 by Civil Rights Memorial Projects Committee of St. Augustine.
 
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marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 29° 53.418′ N, 81° 19.906′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on West King Street east of South Whitney Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 271 West King Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 262 West King Street (within shouting distance of this marker); S.D.W. Smith, Ancient City, Mt. Horeb #20 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 57 Chapin Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 570 Christopher Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zion Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); 96 Evergreen Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Randolph Caldecott (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
McCrory's Five And Dime Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, March 24, 2017
2. McCrory's Five And Dime Marker
158 Saint George Street
The incident described on this marker was the catalyst that began the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, May 19, 2014
3. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   2. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3. submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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