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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Diamond Hill Baptist Church

 
 
Diamond Hill Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Diamond Hill Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Diamond Hill Baptist Church was established in 1872, seven years after slavery was abolished. The current church, a Gothic Revival–style building, was completed in 1886. Under the pastorate and leadership of the Rev. Dr. Virgil A. Wood from 1958 to 1963, the church became central to the Civil Rights movement in the Lynchburg area as the base of operations for demonstrations, sit-ins, and rallies seeking to end segregation. The church also hosted speeches by notable figures in the national Civil Rights movement. Efforts to achieve racial equality continued under the 1964–2000 pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Haywood Robinson Jr.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-7.)
 
Location. 37° 24.463′ N, 79° 8.611′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Grace Street and 14th Street, on the right when traveling south on Grace Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 Grace St, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lynchburg Civil War Hospitals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dunbar High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Diamond Hill Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Diamond Hill Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynchburg History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lucile Barrow Turner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lynchburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Federal Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Lynchburg History (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Diamond Hill Baptist Church (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 26, 2014.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Civil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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