Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church - St. Augustine, FL
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N 29° 53.421 W 081° 19.909
17R E 467961 N 3306681
Quick Description: This marker is located at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of St. Augustine, which was considered "a light of civic pride in the Civil Rights Movement."
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/19/2011 6:58:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMARR3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
The marker reads as follows:
Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church
271 W. King Street
~New Augustine~

This spiritual and civic citadel was established in 1929 with Rev. R.H. Whittaker as spiritual leader, and Chairman of the Board of Deacons, D.P. Mims. This church, the gateway to New Augustine, experienced phenomenal growth under the inspired leadership of Rev. J.A. Wright, beginning in 1955 -- becoming a spiritual beacon of New Augustine and emerging leader and light of civic pride in The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Among the VANGUARD OF CIVIL RIGHTS, and Shiloh Baptist communicants, were the following: Marie Smith, Pauline Williams, Valerie Brown, Isabelle Jenkins, Valjean Brown, Mary Mitchell, Gloria Washington, Christine Brown, Sophronie Miller, and Ethel Jenkins.

Civil Right Type: Race (U.S. Civil Rights movement)

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