Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Knights of Peter Claver Monument
Mobile - Birmingham
Fifty years ago, on November 7, 1909
The Order of the Knights of Peter Claver
was founded by
Father Conrad F. Rebesher, S.S.J.
Father John H. Dorsey, S.S.J.
Father Samuel J. Kelly, S.S.J.
Father Joseph P. Van Baast, S.S.J.
In commemoration of this event, this monument
has been erected this second day of August,
1959 at the Golden Anniversary Convention
of the order by its National Council.
Eugene B. Perry, M.D., 4° , Supreme Knight
Thomas R. Lee, Jr., 4° , National Secretary
Erected 1949 by the National Council, Order of the Knights of Peter Claver.
Location. 30° 41.749′ N, 88° 3.176′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue west of Armistead Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located next to the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Sengstak Street, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church Johnson and Allen Mortuary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Finley's Drug Stores (about 400 feet away); Stone Street Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); National African-American Archives and Museum (about 600 feet away); Caldwell Field (about 800 feet away); Christian Benevolent Funeral Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vivian Malone Jones (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
Regarding The Knights of Peter Claver Monument. The Knights of Peter Claver is the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the United States. The Order is named for St. Peter Claver, the Spanish Priest who ministered to African slaves. The Order was founded in Mobile, Alabama and is presently headquartered in New Orleans.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Knights of Peter Claver. (Submitted on December 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Knights of Peter Claver website. (Submitted on December 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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