Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site)
At that time African-Americans sought to overcome racial discrimination through education. In 1906, Joseph Walker and a group of like-minded citizens decided to provide a high school for black students, since Fredericksburg Colored School was limited to the elementary grades. They established the Fredericksburg Normal and Industrial Institute, which opened in the basement of the Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site), but eventually moved to a more permanent location in what would later become the black community of Mayfield.
(sidebar) The cornerstone for the Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site), laid in June 1890, came from the old pro-slavery Methodist Church. Sealed within it was a Bible, a roll of names related to the church, a silver
Erected by City of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Location. 38° 17.969′ N, 77° 27.501′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Princess Anne Street (Virginia Route 2) and Wolfe Street on Princess Anne Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Vibrant, But Segregated Community (here, next to this marker); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); Fredericksburg (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fredericksburg (about 500 feet away); John Paul Jones House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .
1. African American History of Fredericksburg, Virginia (Submitted on December 3, 2006.)
2. Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site) Church History. This history on the church's website. (Submitted on December 3, 2006.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,924 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on February 13, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on December 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.