“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

The New Zion Baptist Church

The New Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2016
1. The New Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1921 by R.C. Matthews and 45 members, New Zion Baptist Church moved to 2319 Third Street in 1949. Here, under the leadership of Rev. A.L. Davis, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) became a permanent organization through the vote of Louisiana activists and ministers on February 14, 1957. The SCLC's primary mission at that time was organizing protests against bus segregation. The SCLC grew to become a renowned national civil rights organization under the directorship of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Erected by Department of Culture, Recreation and Industry.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list.
Location. 29° 56.285′ N, 90° 5.328′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Third Street south of Lasalle Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker
The New Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2016
2. The New Zion Baptist Church Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 2319 Third St, New Orleans LA 70113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette No. 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christ Church Cathedral (approx. half a mile away); Mayor Isaac W. Patton House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Adams – Jones House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bradish Johnson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mass Lynching in New Orleans / Racial Violence in America (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. HIGHLY recommend visiting this during daylight hours, it is in an EXTREMELY high crime rate area of New Orleans. Be careful at all times.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2016. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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