Civil War to Civil Rights
— Downtown Heritage Trail —Stories of slavery and freedom, of struggle and achievement are woven through the history of this African American congregation. Founded in 1836, by the time of the Civil War Asbury United Methodist Church was the preeminent Black church in the city, its membership of 600 making it the largest of 11 African American congregations in Washington. Today, Asbury counts among its members descendants of District slaves who tried a dramatic escape to freedom in 1848 aboard the ship Pearl.
|Series||This marker is part of the Civil War to Civil Rights series|
|Placed By||Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324207 N 4307914|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90253333, -77.02726667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.152', W 77° 1.636'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 9.12" N, 77° 1' 38.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1101 K St NW, Washington DC 20005, US|
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