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Holt Street Baptist Church

 
 
Holt Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
1. Holt Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Congregation founded by former members of Bethel Baptist Church in 1909. Under leadership of Rev. I.S. Fountain, group met for four years in Labor's Hall, corner of Cobb and Mobile Streets, before purchasing this site and constructing church in 1913. Congregation added wing 1946, and in 1953 demolished old structure and built present sanctuary. On evening of December 5, 1955, the first day of Bus Boycott, some 5,000 people gathered here. Dr. Martin Luther King, newly elected leader of Montgomery Improvement Association, addressed the crowd which pledged support for continuation of boycott. Minister, A.W. Wilson, was officer of MIA.
 
Erected 1995 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 21.89′ N, 86° 19.234′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South Holt Street and Bullock Street, on the right when traveling north on South Holt Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 South Holt Street, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Percy Lavon Julian (a few steps from this marker); Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods (about 400
Holt Street Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
2. Holt Street Baptist Church
feet away, measured in a direct line); Sherman W. White, Jr. (about 600 feet away); Loveless School/Henry Allen Loveless (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleveland Court Apartments (approx. mile away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church (approx. mile away); Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
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Holt Street Baptist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
3. Holt Street Baptist Church Cornerstone
Holt Street Baptist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
4. Holt Street Baptist Church Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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