Pilgrim Baptist Church (116 North Birdsell Street)
Site of the city's first African American Baptist church, as well as the founding of the South Bend branch of the NAACP.
This site once housed Mount Zion Baptist Church, founded in 1890
as the first African American Baptist church in South Bend. Years later, in
1919, the South Bend branch of the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP) was founded here.