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Property Name Tabernacle Baptist Church
Reference Number 13000469
State Alabama
County Dallas
Town Selma
Street Address 1431 Broad Street
Multiple Property Submission Name Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama, 1865-1972
Status Listed 7/10/2013
Areas of Significance Social History, Ethnic Heritage: Black, Religion, Architecture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000469.pdf
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Tabernacle Missionary Baptist, at 1431 Broad Street, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A, Social History, for its national significance due to its multiple significant associations with the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, from 1922 to 1968; under Criterion A, Religion, for its statewide significance to African American Baptist history, especially the ministry of Rev. D. V. Jemison, who is associated with the expansion and development of the African American Baptist Church from the time of the building's construction to 1954; under Criterion A, Ethnic Heritage: African American, for its local significance as an African American community landmark; and , under Criterion C, Architecture, for its locally significant Classical Revival design, executed by African American architect David T. West (a congregation member) in 1922. It is the most formidable Classical Revival design of any African American institution in Selma from the Jim Crow era. The church meets the Registration Requirements for a Strategy Center and a Conflict Center as outlined in the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama, 1865-1972 MPS.

 

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