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Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
4E - 181 Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Curtis Wise, March 28, 2018
1. 4E - 181 Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Inscription. African Americans formed the Rock of Ages Colored Methodist Episcopal congregation c. 1907. The congregation moved into a new church in 1956, when it became the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME). The name change signaled the congregation's repudiation of the Jim Crow era, and they became more active in the Labor and Civil Rights Movements. With many of its members active in the Labor Movement. Rock of Ages CME Church served as a cornerstone institution in the Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis.
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Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E-181.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 8.72′ N, 89° 58.026′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Scott Street and Princeton Street, on the right when traveling north on Scott Street. Touch for map. In front of Rock of Ages CME Church beside stairs. Marker is at or near this postal address: 478 Scott St, Memphis TN 38112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overton Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Memphis 13 / Springdale Elementary School (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Lindenwood Christian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Overton Square (approx. 1.4 miles away); Griffin House (approx. 1 miles away); Rhodes College (approx. 1 miles away); Southwestern Alumni World War II Memorial (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
More about this marker. Additional writing on backside of marker.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Last updated on April 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo   1. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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