Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site)
In addition to promoting education, black churchmen became politically active. In 1876, the Reverend George Dixon and a group of residents proposed a slate of black candidates for local office. None were voted in, though, and the end of Reconstruction effectively curtailed further attempts to obtain black representation. Not until 1966 was a black person elected to Fredericksburg City Council. The candidate was Reverend Lawrence A. Davies, who subsequently ran for mayor in 1976 and served in that capacity until 1996.
(caption) Reverend Lawrence A. Davies became the pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) in
Erected by City of Fredericksburg.
Location. 38° 18.124′ N, 77° 27.445′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Sophia Street and Hanover Street, on the right when traveling south on Sophia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Baptist Church of Fredericksburg (here, next to this marker); Odd Fellows Lodge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferries and Flats (about 500 feet away); Fredericksburg (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg (about 500 feet away); Corporation Court House (about 700 feet away); The Courthouse A Vast Hospital (about 700 feet away); The “Demon of Destruction” (about 700 feet away); War Comes to Fredericksburg (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . African American History of Fredericksburg, Virginia. (Submitted on June 6, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,884 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on February 13, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.