Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Ebenezer United Methodist Church (HMK24)

Location: Washington, DC 20003
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.062', W 77° 0.028'

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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.

Sunlight illuminates the pews of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. (Photo by Bill Lebovich.)
HM NumberHMK24
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC: DC Historic District
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326486 N 4305846
Decimal Degrees38.88436667, -77.00046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.062', W 77° 0.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 3.72" N, 77° 0' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 332-398 4th St SE, Washington DC 20003, US
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