Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Founded in the mid-1930s by Catholic priest Father Harold Purcell, St. Jude was a sanctuary for the poor, sick, and disadvantaged. When St. Jude's Hospital opened in 1951, it was the only integrated hospital in the Southeast. The church, too, set an example of nondiscrimination. As early as the 1950s—when the civil rights movement was still in its infancy—St. Jude welcomed an integrated prayer group.
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 21.103′ N, 86° 19.551′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Fairview Avenue and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on West Fairview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heroes' Welcome (here, next to this marker); City of St. Jude/The Selma to Montgomery March (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Support: Local and Organizational (approx. half a mile away); Charlie and Lucille Times (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rosa Parks Branch Library / Bertha Pleasant Williams (approx. ¾ mile away); Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. (approx. ¾ mile away); Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Also see . . . City of Saint Jude Story. (Submitted on December 11, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.