Wells Memorial COGIC, Greensboro Heritage Sites

Wells Memorial COGIC, Greensboro; credit Soul Of America

Greensboro Heritage Sites

North Carolina Manumission Society Marker
DESCRIPTION: The first anti-slavery organization formed by Quakers met here in 1816 and disbanded in 1834
ADDRESS: Wenover Avenue West at State Highway 68, High Point, NC MAP

Woolworth Building
DESCRIPTION: This is the world-famous First Lunch Counter Sit-in site where the Civil Rights Movement became energized with non-violent student activism. Their persistence and cool heads despite overwhelming verbal and physical abuse at this lunch counter broke the back of segregation in Greensboro and became a model for non-violent sit-ins in the South and around the world. This site is now the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
ADDRESS: 100 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC MAP

Walkway of History
DESCRIPTION: Sidewalk markers depict 6 major chapters of local African American history ranging from the Underground Railroad to the appointment of North Carolina’s first state Supreme Court Justice; one begins to appreciate the distance traveled from man’s inhumanity-to-man up to today’s partially achieved racial tolerance and inclusion; many other Southern cities where the Civil Rights Movement played a profound role; would do well to study this example of historic markers
ADDRESS: February One Place near South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC MAP

Union Cemetery
DESCRIPTION: Three churches established this cemetery for the colored race in the 1880s; it is the oldest Black cemetery in North Carolina and is closely associated with nearby Warnersville, where lots were set aside for freedmen after the Civil War
ADDRESS: 900 block of South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC MAP

L. Richardson Memorial Hospital
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1927, it was originally known as the Greensboro Negro Hospital Association; it is the oldest surviving hospital structure in the region; the current name is derived from Lunsford Richardson (creator of Vick’s VapoRub), whose generous donations modernized this site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
ADDRESS: 603 South Benbow Road, Greensboro, NC MAP

Genesis Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1997, Genesis is a relative newcomer congregation
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:45a & 11a
ADDRESS: 2812 East Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-379-1133
WEBSITE: http://www.genesisbaptistchurch.org

St. Matthews United Methodist Church
DESCRIPTION: Though the church enjoys a modern edifice, it was founded in 1866.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8:30a & 11a
ADDRESS: 600 East Florida Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-272-4505
WEBSITE: http://www.stmattchurch.com

Wells Memorial COGIC
DESCRIPTION: Largest COGIC in the reason
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1001 East Washington Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-272-6564
WEBSITE: http://www.wellsmemorialcogic.org

St. James Presbyterian Church
DESCRIPTION: Another church leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 11a
ADDRESS: 820 Ross Avenue, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-273-6658
WEBSITE: http://www.Stjamespresby.org

Providence Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1866 and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:55a
ADDRESS: 1106 Tuscaloosa Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-273-7552
WEBSITE: https://www.pbcgso.org

United House of Prayer For All People
DESCRIPTION: The UHP congregation in Greensboro.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 101 South Dudley Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-574-0057
WEBSITE: none

Bethel AME Church
DESCRIPTION: A leader during the Civil Rights Movement and today.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 10:30a
ADDRESS: 200 Regan Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-273-5268
WEBSITE: https://www.bethelamegsb.org

Carolina Peacemaker Newspaper
ADDRESS: 807 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-274-6210 or 919-274-6210
WEBSITE: https://www.peacemakeronline.com

St. Philip AME Zion Church
DESCRIPTION: Largest AME Zion congregation in the region.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1330 Ashe Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-272-1301
WEBSITE: none

Mount Zion Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1900 as a offshoot of New Light Baptist Church.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:30a & 10:30a
ADDRESS: 1301 Alamance Church Road, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-273-7930
WEBSITE: https://www.mtzbc.com

Reid Memorial CME Church
DESCRIPTION: Largest CME congregation in the Piedmont Triad Region.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1010 Bennett Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-273-2600
WEBSITE: https://themagreidcme.org

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