Portsmouth NH Black Heritage TrailIn 1915 the congregation of the People's Baptist Church which had been meeting in the South Ward Hall for more than twenty-five years, brought this 1857 building for $1200. Though officially Baptist, its membership was multidenominational. For decades it was the heart of Black Portsmouth's social, political, and spiritual life. Among its many distinguished visitors was the young Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. who preached here on October 26, 1952. People's Church dissolved itself in 1968 after the congregation had separated earlier into two groups. One of them, New Hope Baptist Church, acquired the title to the building and remained its owner until 1984 when it was sold to facilitate building a new church on Peverly Hill Road.
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|Placed By||City of Portsmouth NH|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 356453 N 4770711|
|Decimal Degrees||43.07553333, -70.76326667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 4.532', W 70° 45.796'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 4' 31.92" N, 70° 45' 47.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 45 Pearl St, Portsmouth NH 03801, US|
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