Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Organized 1887

 

—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —

 
Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Organized 1887 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
1. Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Organized 1887 Marker
Inscription. Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church served as the home of "mass meetings" for black Annistonians who planned and executed Anniston's part of the Civil Rights Movement. Reverends D.C. Washington (1937-1960) and Nimrod Q. Reynolds (1960-2008) hosted a succession of Civil Rights leaders at the Church including Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Fred Shuttlesworth, Benjamin Mays, Walter White, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr.

Inset photo: Church prior to renovation in 1987. Photograph courtesy James Glover.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Anniston Historic Trails Program. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 33° 39.985′ N, 85° 50.38′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of West 17th Street and Cooper Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 West 17th Street, Anniston AL 36201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West 15th Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Human Relations Council (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Michael and All Angels
The Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
2. The Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church
(approx. ¾ mile away); The Murder of Willie Brewster, July 15, 1965 (approx. ¾ mile away); Greyhound Bus Station Protest, May 14, 1961 (approx. ¾ mile away); The Legacy of the Military / Anniston's Military Heritage (approx. 0.8 miles away); George W. Ingram (approx. 0.8 miles away); Temple Beth El (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
 
Also see . . .  Anniston Civil Rights Trail Map (.pdf). (Submitted on August 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Civil Rights
 
Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church (Photo taken from marker) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
3. Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church (Photo taken from marker)
Church prior to renovation in 1987.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Paid Advertisement