St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Mary's Missionary Baptist
69 Washington Street
During the era of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in St. Augustine, this church, through the stout-heartedness of its minister and N.A.A.C.P. leader, Rev. Thomas A. Wright, and other local leaders was the site of mass-meetings and a respite for the foot soldiers on the road in the quest for civil and human freedoms. These crusading examples, sustained through St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church ordains it the Birthplace of The Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.
Erected January 2006
Erected 2006 by Civil Rights Memorial
Location. 29° 53.316′ N, 81° 18.806′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Washington Street south of Bridge Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 Washington Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 64 Washington Street (a few steps from this marker); 76 Washington Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 79 Bridge Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Record Building (Cordova Apartments) (about 300 feet away); 81 Bridge Street (about 300 feet away); 84 Bridge Street (about 300 feet away); Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses (about 500 feet away); The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 314 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 3. submitted on April 14, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.