400 D Street, SE
— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —Ebenezer United Methodist Church is Capitol Hill's oldest independent Black congregation.Ebenezer UMC was founded in 1827 by African Americans who left a biracial church on Capitol Hill because the White congregants practiced segregation. The neew congregation purchased land here and built a small frame structure. In 1864 Ebenezer UMC gained its first African American minister, Reverend Noah Jones, and housed the city's first publicly financed school for Black children. Emma V. Brown, an accomplished poet and the city's first African American public school teacher, was one of two teachers in the school. The current church was completed in 1897.
|Series||This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC: DC Historic District|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 326486 N 4305846|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88436667, -77.00046667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.062', W 77° 0.028'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 3.72" N, 77° 0' 1.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 332-398 4th St SE, Washington DC 20003, US|
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