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Ebenezer Baptist Church

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 8, 2012
1. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Free blacks and slaves living west of Second St. and north of Broad St. founded the Third African Baptist Church in 1857. In 1858, it was dedicated on this site as Ebenezer Baptist Church, with a white minister, the Rev. William T. Lindsay, as pastor, as required by law. On 21 May 1865, the Rev. Peter Randolph became the congregationís first black pastor. The church made education one of its chief goals. It opened the first public school for black children in Richmond in 1866, organized Hartshorn Memorial College for black women in 1883, and helped found the Richmond Colored Young Menís Christian Association in 1887.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 96.)
 
Location. 37° 33.01′ N, 77° 26.512′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Leigh Street and St Peter Street, on the right when traveling west on West Leigh Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 West Leigh Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leigh Street Armory ( within shouting distance of this marker); Richmondís First African American Police Officers ( about 400
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By Bernard Fisher, June 8, 2012
2. Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
feet away, measured in a direct line); Bill “Bojangles” Robinson ( about 500 feet away); Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church ( approx. 0.2 miles away); John Jasper ( approx. 0.2 miles away); A Legacy on Leigh Street ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Joseph Catholic Church ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Quality Row ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Ebenezer Baptist Church. (Submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 8, 2012
3. Ebenezer Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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