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Shiloh Baptist Church is the birthplace of the 1960s Albany Civil rights Movement.

  • Albany Civil Rights Movement marker at Shiloh Baptist Church.
  • Crowds of people gathering at Shiloh Baptist Church to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak.

During the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would address large crowds and organize Civil Rights Marchs from inside the Shiloh Baptist Church.  The crowds grew so large that the church accross the street Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church, which is now the Civil Rights Museum, was used as an overflow area. Shiloh is still a functioning Missionary Baptist Church. A trail of footprints starting in front of the church and ending at the Albany Bus Station.