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John Jasper

 
 
John Jasper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
1. John Jasper Marker
Inscription. “The manner he preaches is only in keeping with the openness and candor of his heart.” Deacon and Officers of the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1884

“Jasper didn’t convert me to his religion, but he did convert me to himself….I felt his greatness.” A Richmond reporter

“You felt the ground got holy where he went along." One of Jasper’s converts

Born in a slave cabin, John Jasper became one of the most famous preachers of his time. Freed by emancipation in 1865 at the age of 53, he founded the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church here on Brown’s Island. In 1869, the congregation moved to Duval Street, where it remains today.
 
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
 
Location. 37° 32.038′ N, 77° 26.567′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 7th Street and Tredegar Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk on Brown's Island. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Laboratory (within shouting distance of this marker); Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
2. Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manchester & Free Bridges (about 400 feet away); R&P Railroad Piers (about 400 feet away); Brown’s Island (about 400 feet away); Canal Walk / Historic Canals (about 400 feet away); Falls of the James (about 500 feet away); Three Days in April 1865 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Jasper (1812-1901). VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives - Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church. (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Notable Persons
 
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church on Duval Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 6, 2009
3. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church on Duval Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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