has been designated a
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
May 5th 1977
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary
407-413 Auburn Avenue
Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a spiritual, social, and political center - a home-away-from-home - for generations of black Atlantans. Under the leadership of the Williams and King families, the church dedicated itself to helping individuals with their everyday food, shelter and health needs. During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Ebenezer gained a worldwide reputation as a springboard for educational, voter registration, and other civic reforms.
Rev. King [Sr.] used to tell us on Sunday, "I love you Ebenezer, I love you." That's what we were told. That's why I'm still at my church, because of the love he gave not only to his children but to the whole membership.