EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH
Ebenezer Baptist Church is the only church in the city of Bogalusa that authorized and permitted Civil Rights leaders to hold community meetings of the civil rights activists during the 1960s. Gail Jenkins, noted African American woman and civil rights leader, was a member of this church.
The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church has been utilized in support of community and civil rights activities prior and since the historic 1960s Civil Rights Movement. The only church in the Bogalusa community that permitted grassroots meetings. As news media described, “Freedom Songs at the Ebenezer Baptist Church inspired unity and heroic leaders articulated to overflowed audiences.” This historic landmark enabled a turning point in American history.
1104 Poplas Street
Bogalusa, LA 70427