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Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist M.B. Church

 
 
First Baptist M.B. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. First Baptist M.B. Church Marker
Inscription.  In the late 1880s a group of African Americans established the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church near the Sunflower River, under the leadership of their first pastor Minister A. O. Gaston. The church would be moved to this location in 1918, changing its name to First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in 1927. Serving as a social, educational and cultural hub for the community, First Baptist housed a number of civil rights meetings and organizations in the summer of 1964.
 
Erected 2011 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 34° 11.888′ N, 90° 34.374′ W. Marker is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Boulevard 0.1 miles west of Yahoo Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
First Baptist M.B. Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. First Baptist M.B. Church
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at or near this postal address: 115 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Clarksdale MS 38614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New World (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Jack Johnson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aaron Henry (about 400 feet away); Dr. Aaron Henry (about 400 feet away); Sam Cooke (about 700 feet away); Delta Blues Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wade Walton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksdale.
 
View towards church & marker west on Martin Luther King Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. View towards church & marker west on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The view east on Martin Luther King Boulevard . image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. The view east on Martin Luther King Boulevard .
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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